And for all of the transgressions of the Torah is not the whole world punished? Isn’t it written: “And they shall stumble one upon another”?! (Leviticus 26:37) [That is to say,] one because of the iniquity of the other. This teaches us that all Israel are sureties (responsible) for another! There [they are punished], because it was in their power to prevent [the sin], and they did not prevent it.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Shevuot 39a." (Viewed on September 5, 2015) <http://jwa.org/media/shevuot-39a>.