Is the law that one is allowed to kill someone who breaks into his house the same as the law of a rodef – a pursuer? THe laws of a rodef are discussed – in which cases is one allowed to attack a pursuer? Some cases are a subject of debate. Is one allowed to kill the pursuer or just neutralize him/her? Is the reason one is allowed to do it to prevent the pursuer from committing a serious crime or is it to save the victim? Where are these laws derived from? From where do we learn that one needs to save another from drowning, being attacked by an animal/armed robbers?