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Halacha - Yahareg ve al yaavor
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The Rambam in Yesodei HaTorah 5:5 writes that if Goyim demand that the Jews hand over a single individual to be killed or they will destroy the entire city, the individual may not be handed over even if everyone will be killed. In your case as well, it seems that we may not actively cause the death of an individual to preserve the lives of a numerically larger number.
posted:2011-07-10 15:47:24