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This is a rolloff of this question: Train ticket not collected: destroy?

IF one is on a train that is too packed for any conductor to go on. Or it is a day where there is bad whether and the conductor doesnt come down and collect anyone's tickets, do you have to destroy the ticket?

This is not a situation where they accidentally do not collect your ticket -- they did not collect any tickets!

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In my experience, at least once I did not have my ticket collected because of problems with the train system. (The issue was not weather, but a delay of approximately three hours -- time spent stuck on the train.) Would that be a different case, since the lack of collection could be an apology from the railroad? – Martha F. Dec 27 '11 at 18:15
@MarthaF. thats exactly the thing I was thinking. – Naftali Dec 27 '11 at 18:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Here is a link to a source written by Rabbi Yehonossan Gefen I received to a different question, but I believe the answer is relevant


In essense, there is no absolute answer, but it is always a good idea to adopt an approach that takes into the consideration that other people will carefully observe view a Jew's actions in monetary matters.

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