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When one steals knowledge (Gneivas Daas) and gets caught by witnesses, how does he pay back double?

PS. Why is there no Gzeilas Daas?

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closed as too localized by Isaac Moses Mar 12 '12 at 5:11

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I added the PS to avoid having answers that have to do with patents or copyrights (as there could be armed robbery of patents) – Shmuel Brin Feb 28 '12 at 0:28
IIRC it depends on if its a cow or a sheep – Baal Shemot Tovot Feb 28 '12 at 0:40
The ACDN needs backup!! – HodofHod Mar 7 '12 at 3:44
@HodofHod, I don't think the ACDN is allowed by Halachah. – Seth J Mar 7 '12 at 4:09
@SethJ Now that made me laugh out loud!! – HodofHod Mar 7 '12 at 4:10

By the very act of the theft he's already paid it back double.

How so? דעת equals 474, so a double payment for that would be 948. This is the gematria of the verse (Ps. 116:11):

אני אמרתי בחפזי כל האדם כזב

"I said in my haste, 'All people are deceitful.'"

- which is what the victim now knows to be true in one more case than he did before.

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As for why there is no 'Gzeilas Daas' the answer is simple! Someone stole and destroyed the concept from Jewish Law and Thought. There was a Gneivas Daas of Gzeilas Daas!!

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