Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them; and they have also taken of the consecrated thing, and have also stolen, and also dissembled, and they have also put into their vessels (Joshua 7:11).
And it shall be, he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has; because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord, because he has wrought an infamous deed in Israel (Joshua 7:15).
And they raised over him a great heap of stones to this day. … (Joshua 7:26)
Answer: It means that a person has to perform some actions upon his ego, after which it will no longer tempt or conquer a person. In fact, this is an advancement. After all, you must realize your egoism. Otherwise, you will not enter Jericho, which stands on the border of the Land of Israel.
Therefore, everyone should make such a correction upon himself. This is the Creator’s covenant.
Question: Why is this called an execution?
Answer: You are not executing yourself but the evil within you. You have to feel it and separate it from yourself.
In no case does the Torah talk about people killing each other, as it may seem to us. It is talking about one’s path toward the lLand of Israel and its settlement, that is, about our correction.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/19/21