אמר רב נחמן אמר רבה בר
אבוה אמר קרא
ואהבת לרעך כמוך
Rav Nachman said in the name of Rabbah bar Avuha, the verse says "And you will love your neighbor as yourself".
ברור לו מיתה יפה
choose him the nicest
So since one doesn't have to humiliate one about to be executed, one is not permitted to humiliate her.
The Gemara Asks:
לימא דרב נחמן תנאי היא
say that Rav Nachman
the subject of a
The Sages said that a woman is stoned clothed because we choose the most (emotionally and physically) painless death possible, so if we don't have to disrobe her, we won't.
But Rabbi Yehuda says that the court does disrobe a woman prior to stoning. Is it because he holds that one doesn't have to choose the most painless method of death?
The Gemara Answers:
דכולי עלמא אית להו דרב נחמן והכא בהא קמיפלגי
agree with Rav Nachman
, but they argue about the following:
בזיוניה עדיף ליה
טפי מצערא דגופיה
that disgrace is worse than pain.
צערא דגופיה עדיף ליה
pain is worse than disgrace.
Stoning one clothed is more painful, for it cushions the blow and prolongs death, but is more honorable.
The Sages says that one would prefer to die with honor but with a bit more pain, so the most "painless" form of death is clothed, while Rabbi Yehuda says that one would prefer to die quickly and painlessly even if it's dishonorable, so the most "painless" form of death is unclothed.