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Pikuach Nefesh (Saving a Life)

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Pikuach Nefesh (Saving a Life): saving a life
Human life in Judaism is a value that takes precedence over almost every other commandment. This value serves as a foundational principle off of which many medical ethics discussions are built.
A Talmudic reading on when life trumps religious duty and vice versa
"You shall live by the commandments," the Talmud tells us, "and not die by them." Yet there are three cardinal sins that one must give one's life for rather than transgress. How did the Rabbi's reach this conclusion? A reading of Sanhedrin 74a.
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