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A synagogue (shul) employee who is not empowered to obligate the shul financially, convinced a member to get a loan against her house to lend the synagogue money to put on a concert of Jewish music. He indicated to others that she donated the money. He signed contracts and when the concert was cancelled did not accept the responsibility to reimburse her or the shul. What are the relevant Torah and Talmud citations for this breach of ethics?

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closed as not a real question by msh210 Mar 12 '12 at 9:09

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CYLOBD (Beith Din) – Seth J Mar 11 '12 at 23:13
The question is ambiguous. What does "he signed contracts" mean: what contracts? Why would someone need to "accept responsibility" he didn't already have after the concert was cancelled? I'm closing as ambiguous and will be glad to reopen once the question's clarified. – msh210 Mar 12 '12 at 9:09
I would say the opposite - this question is too specific! No one here could possibly give an accurate answer without every single fact presented. I agree with closing the question, and I also agree with SethJ - this is beyond the scope of this forum, and needs a beis din to adjudicate the matter. – user1095 Mar 12 '12 at 9:11
This question had been very interesting and informative if complete details had been posted including the contract details. I would ask the asker to rephrase this question, add detail and repost it. – Maxood Mar 12 '12 at 11:40