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Stealing

Stealing

Q: What should a Noahide do if he stole something without intending to do so?

Q: What should a Noahide do if he stole something without intending to do so and found out about it later on?

– If the stolen object still exists?

– If the object no longer exists?

– If the stolen object has become mixed in with other things and cannot be separated?

– If the object has deteriorated but still has some possible use? (An example would be meat which is spoiled but can still be fed to a dog.)

 

A: What should a Noahide do if he stole something without intending to do so and found out about it later on?

– If the stolen object still exists? 

* The object itself should be returned to its owner.

– If the object no longer exists?

* The owner should be compensated for the value of the object.

– If the stolen object has become mixed in with other things and cannot be separated?

* The owner should receive compensation.

– If the object has deteriorated but still has some possible use?

 

* The object itself should be returned together with payment for the value lost because it was degraded – unless the owner agrees to accept compensation for the full value of the object.

 

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About Rabbi Oury Cherki

Rabbi Oury Cherki
Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center.He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

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