Saperstein: The fact remains that this trend of violence threatens us all and violates the values of respect for others that must be paramount in American civic and political life.
Whoever saves one life in Israel [i.e., of a Jew] is as if he had saved an entire world.
– Mishnah, Sanhedrin 4:5
Whoever saves one life is as if he had saved an entire world.
Thomas Buergenthal, the American judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague, is a scholar in the post-Holocaust field of international law and human rights. He is also a child survivor of Nazi labor and concentration camps.
Rabbis Saperstein and Orkand: "The attack, which left one of the victims unconscious, requiring resuscitation, shames both the attackers and those who failed to stop it."