I have noticed that in a large portion of the questions and answers here, the distinction between Jews and other people is repeatedly emphasized. I know enough about the Tanakh to understand that Judaism is a very unique covenant between G-d and His chosen people, but the degree of emphasis is surprising to me.
Case in point: There is a word that, according to the glossary, is specifically used when comparing Judaism to other religions, Jews to other people, the Torah to other books, etc. - "L'vhadil!
The answer is that this is one of the differences between a Jew and l'havdil a gentile.
- Rabbi Shlomo Price
“Honest politician” is an oxymoron, from the local level all the way up to Congress and the White House it’s the same story, Republican or Democrat, Jew or l’havdil Gentile...
The question isn't specific to l'havdil though, it is about the general phenomenon.
And the answer to the question of Are you allowed to save a non-Jew's life on Shabbos? is "Yes, but mostly because there would be backlash if you didn't".
Instead of taking the position that life is life, and identity is secondary, the emphasis here is on whether or not the life belongs to a Jew.
Why is there such an intense focus on the difference between Jews, Judaism, Hebrew Scriptures, and everyone and everything else?