3. Sanctity of Human life

Religious Studies

GCSE

Edexcel

14m 29s

In this podcast, Clive and Maureen explore a central Jewish idea – that all people – Jews and non-Jews - are fundamentally equal because they are ‘created in the image of God’. A wonderful story about an argument between two rabbis in Roman times presses home the point. Because of the value placed on every human life, saving life for Jews is almost paramount, but Jews are not pacifists. Sometimes there are things worth fighting for and, if necessary, dying or killing for.