Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Questionable Pikuah Nefesh Situation

A Questionable Pikuah Nefesh Situation
Day: Thursday
Date: July 30, 2015
Parshat: Va'ethanan
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 328

If there is a suspected pikuah nefesh situation, it is forbidden to waste time by going to ask a Rabbi whether or not Shabbat should be broken because of it. Our Hachamim have said (Yerushalmi Yuma 8:5) that a person who asks about a pikuah nefesh is guilty of bloodshed. The reason is since any time spent asking about the injured or ill person instead helping him can put him in a worse spot and further endanger his life.

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