The Origins of the Precept "Whoever Saves a Life Saves the World"

And what they tell us about particularism and universalism in Jewish tradition.

October 31, 2016 | Philologos
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From Cain Leadeth Abel to Death, part of The Old Testament series, c. 1896-1902, by James Tissot. Jewish Museum.

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