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Saving Goyim

Question:

Ever since I saw the gemara in avodah zarah about lo maalin velo moridin, I was wondering whether this gemara applies to the goyim of our times?
Thank you very much!

Answer:

See Shulchan Aruch Y:D 157:1, from this halacha it emerges that in our day and age where in every civilized society it is a moral obligation to save someone from harm, and not doing so will likely be publicized and cause much anger, hatred and backlash, it would obligatory to save Jews and Goyim alike.

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