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Flashcards in Sanctity of Life / Pikuach Nefesh Deck (5)
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1

what is meant by Sanctity of Life

all life is sacred and belongs to God

2

where does the sanctity of life belief come from

God made humans imago dei in Genesis

3

give 3 pieces of evidence that support the sanctity of life belief

Ten Commandments ‘do not kill’

Prophet Jeremiah ‘before i formed you in the womb i knew you’

Talmud ‘whoever saves a life it is considered as if he saved the entire world’

4

describe the believe of pikuach nefesh

following commandments is important but if someone’s life is at risk it takes priority

5

give 4 examples of when laws are ignored for pikuach nefesh

Yom Kippur when they fast for 25 hours
Kosher laws
doctors can work on shabbat
woman’s life at risk abortion is allowed