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    • Arnold-Canada
    • 12.03.11 | 00:50 (IST)

    I do not know literally the translation for pikuah nefesh but I realize it means that in a catastrophy one does not have to strictly follow the limitations of the Sabbath. If this catastrophy occured in israel then the Sabbath would have to be set aside. In this instance Japan is on the other side of the globe so getting there is going to take at least a day anyway. Even in Haiti it took a couple of days to prepare to leave. In this case it will take one more day. Get over it.

    from the article: Israel team of volunteers to help with search and rescue efforts in Japan
    First published 17:42 11.03.11 | Last updated 17:42 11.03.11
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