“If you hold back from rescuing
Those taken away to death,
Those who go staggering to the slaughter,
What are the consequences?
If you say.
We did not know this.’
Does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it?
Will he not repay all according to their deeds?”
If you do not try to rescue someone from death, what are the consequences? They were staggering to their slaughter, what were you to do? Can you say that I did not know what was going on? This was the case at the time of the holocaust roundup. The excuse for non-action was I didn’t know. However, it is important to note that God, who weighs the heart, perceives this. He watches over your soul and knows it. He will repay you according to your deeds.