Matthew 12:2 KJV
But when the Pharisees saw it,
they said unto him,
Behold, thy disciples do
that which is not lawful
to do upon the sabbath day.
The Rabbi Kolonimos was innocently accused of having murdered a boy.
It appears that he knew the assassin, and to prevent himself being torn to pieces, he wrote the name of the culprit on a piece of paper, and laid it upon the lips of the corpse.
By this means the rabbi saved his own life, and the real murderer was exposed.
Kolonimos had written that name on the Sabbath day, and he spent the rest of his life in penance.
Not content with this long atonement for his sin, the rabbi gave orders that for one hundred years after his death, every one who passed by should fling a stone at his tomb, because every one who profaned the Sabbath ought to be stoned.
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