Arab Life The Talmud the voluminous anthology of Jew law that’s widely considered the best legal work of time is famed for its strict logic. The townspeople are given a selection: Hand Mr. Us and spare the rest of you and we’ll kill him, when you don’t, we’ll kill you all. The Talmud’s judgment is: if this person is actually guilty of a capital offence, he must be passed over, if he’s innocent, he may not be given over to expire, even at the cost of the life of all of them. What’s amazing about it law is the problem at hand is not an issue of one life versus 10, 000 lives.
So and-So is currently going to die in any case. Instead, the problem at hand is whether or not one is allowed to do it that will bring about the destruction of a human life so as to save another 9, 999 lives. But why should thousands of individuals die in vain? It appears utterly illogical. But upon closer evaluation, this is a law which is not just profoundly logical, but essential and indispensable. Until a society deteriorates into a country human lives are taken with impunity, it’d just be a matter of time. Consider it: then one life could be sacrificed to save ten lives if one life could be sacrificed to save 10, 000 lives.
And if it may be sacrificed to save ten, it may be sacrificed to save if quantity is a factor, why. And if Amount is a factor, why should not quality be a factor? isn’t that the life of a young person in that the prime of life more precious than that still has only a couple of years left to live? What if a society gives greater value of a senile 95 year old who woman on a male life than a female to save a man’s life? Nor does it stop there: that the moment an individual life’s assigned a relative value vis, vis other lives, its relative value will be measured against other quantifiable values as well: that the good of society, that the national interest.
Taken to its extremes this is same logic by that millions of Jews, homosexuals and mentally or physically Disabled have been exterminated in this is same logic by that millions of Jews, homosexuals and mentally or physically Disabled considered by the powers that-be as inferior. There’s, of course, no moral equivalence between these actions, but that the logic behind these is the same. The Talmud’s law incorporates two essential principles. First of all, that every person human life has absolute, not relative, value.