Saving a life takes precedence over all other commandments? I understand that in jewish tradition, saving a life takes precedence over all other commandments, except murder, idolatry and sexual immorality. What is the reasoning behind this precept? Do the scriptures literally say this or is it inferred? Just curious. Rudy...See More
it is very clear: abide ye on shabbat.
any pleading for exception must satisfy the standard: IS IT TRULY NECESSARY IN THIS CASE TO LEAVE? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ONE'S WELFARE IF NOT? AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OTHERS IF NOT? certainly…"
"Perhaps this reply is a bit late but you might simply send a card and later explain that you could not attend such event on Shabbat. If she is truly your friend she will understand and not be offended. Psalm 119:165"