- Shabbat and Holidays
- Pikuach Nefesh - Lifesaving
Piku’ach Nefesh on Shabbat
Is saving a gentile on Shabbat considered a Shabbat desecration? What is the reason?
Many rabbis wrote about this subject that in principle one is not allowed to save a gentile on Shabbat if it causes a Shabbat desecration. However in our days, if a Jew Won't save a gentile, The gentile won't save a Jew. So one can save a gentile in any case. Rabbi Dov Li'or, Rabbi of Kiryat Arba- Chevron