More Discussions for this daf
1. Saving a Cuthean or small shepherd 2. Arayos 3. WHAT ARE BENEI NO'ACH KILLED FOR?
4. כל היכא דאית ליה חיובא מיתנא קתני 5. כיוצא בו בגזל מאי היא

Barry Epstein asked:

Why don't we save a Cuthean or small shepherd from mortal danger? What is the difference between the 2 categories?

Barry Epstein, Dallas, USA

The Kollel replies:

Kuti means a non-Jew; since the average one would not save a Jew from danger we likewise do not put ourselves in danger to save them.

A shepherd of small animals (sheep) is assumed to be a thief, since he grazes his animals on the lands of others.

If we know that any of the above are indeed righteous and worthy of saving, we must of course save them.

M. Kornfeld