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    • Cosmo
    • 11.03.11 | 20:44 (IST)

    The most important directive is to save human life. Shabbat rules are suspended if it means saving life. You normally may not use a phone on Shabbat, but if someone in your house is having a heart attack, you are allowed to call an ambulance. In this case this is magnified, not only becauseof the total number of lives involved, but the importance of finding people rapidly during search and rescue operations. I was very proud that Israel has some of the first teams on the ground following the earthquake in Haiti, they should have the first people on the ground in Japan as well. Hashem have mercy on the people in Japan, Cosmo

    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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