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One of my favourite teachings in the Talmud comes from Tractate Sanhedrin. While admonishing witnesses in capital cases to be careful with their testimony, the rabbis say, “Whoever destroys a single life, it is as if he has destroyed the entire world. And whoever saves a single life, it is as if he has saved the entire world.” (click image above to listen to full sermon)
Rabbi Teri Appleby: First Day Rosh Hashanah – September 5, 2013