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Saving of Life


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WILSON TAYLOR, John (died 1943), late Secretary of The Bath Club; Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Pilgrims of Great Britain; Founder and Hon. Secretary of the Inter-Club Golf Tournament; Hon. Secretary of the Inter-Club Squash Racquets Tournament; Steward Amateur Squash Racquets Championship Meeting; Organiser of the Public Schools annual Swimming Contests at the Bath Club; Life Governor of the Royal Life Saving Society

SAROLEA, Charles (1870 - 1953), Officer of the Order of the Crown; Royal Belgian Life Saving Medal; Belgian Civic Medal, First Class; Knight Commander of Saint Sava; Knight Commander of Polish National Order, Polonia Restitua; Officer de la Légion d’Honneur; First Consul Free Congo State; Foreign Member of Royal Acad. of Belgium; Member of Brazilian Acad. of Rio de Janeyro; late Professor of French Literature in the University of Edinburgh; First Belgian Consul-General, Edinburgh, and Doyen d’Age of Consular Corps of Edinburgh-Leith

NESBITT, Robert Chancellor (died 1944), Chairman, National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Board for Great Britain since 1915; Deputy Chairman, British Law Insurance Co.; Director, Union Bank of Australia; Chairman, London Diocesan Fund; Member, The House of Laity; Member of Central Board of Finance; Member, Church Assembly Committee to consider Penalties of Præmunire; Treasurer of London Diocesan Conference; Chairman, Incorporated Church Building Society; a Governor of Guy’s Hospital; Member, Executive Council, Hospital Saving Association

Mountbatten, Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) (1900 - 1979), Governor of the Isle of Wight, 1965; Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, since 1974; Personal ADC to the Queen since 1953 (Personal Naval ADC to King Edward VIII, 1936, and to King George VI, 1937–52); Col of the Life Guards, 1965; Col Commandant of the Royal Marines, 1965; Hon. Lt-Gen. and Air Marshal, 1942, and Hon. Colonel: Calcutta Light Horse, 1947; 292 Airborne Field Regt, 1947–55, 289 Parachute Regt, RHA(TA), 1956; 4/5th Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment (TA), 1964–71; an Elder Brother of Trinity House; Grand President: Brit. Commonwealth Ex-Services League, 1946–74; Royal Life Saving Society; Royal Over-Seas League; Pres. of Council of SSAFA; King George’s Fund for Sailors; Royal Naval Film Corporation, Royal Naval Saddle Club, Sailors Home and Red Ensign Club, Gordon Smith Inst., Liverpool, Training Ship Mercury and Commando Benevolent Fund; Society of Genealogists; Britain-Burma Soc.; Past Pres., Soc. of Film and Television Arts; Mem. and Past Pres., Inst. of Electronic and Radio Engineers; Chm. and Founder, National Electronics Research Council; Commodore Sea Scouts; Mem. and Past Prime Warden Shipwrights’ Company; Hon. Mem. Honourable Company of Master Mariners; Mem. Mercers’, Vintners’ and Grocers’ Companies; Royal Swedish Naval Soc.; Inner Magic Circle; Sword of Honour and Freedom of City of London, 1946; High Steward, 1940, and First Freeman, 1946, of Romsey; Freedom of City of Edinburgh, 1954; Freedom of Paimpol, 1961

 

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Judaism places the highest value on the preservation of life. In order to save life the precepts of the Torah must be set aside (except for the offences of murder, idolatry, incest, and adultery). If, for example, the doctors order a man to eat on Yom Kippur, otherwise his life may be endangered, he is obliged to eat on this sacred fast day. Every effort must be made to save life. The Talmudic Rabbis interpret the verse: ‘Neither shalt thou stand idly by the blood of thy neighbour’ (Leviticus 19: 16) to mean that if a man is in danger of drowning it is the duty of all who can swim to dive in to save him and the same applies to a man held to ransom by bandits or attacked by wild beasts. Included in the obligation to save life is to take adequate care of one's health.

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