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Stealing is a Noahide commandment. If a non-jew violates a Noahide commandment he is obligated to die. That means if he steals a shave perutah ( שוה פרוטה, a tiny amount) or something he's obligated to death?

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That's a valid syllogism –  Double AA Apr 24 '13 at 1:41
    
Do you have a source for violating a Noachide commandment being a capital offense? –  Monica Cellio Apr 24 '13 at 1:59
    
See Sanhedrin 57a –  Meir Zirkind Apr 24 '13 at 2:38
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Who is "he"? A Jew? A non-Jew? Also, by "obligated to die" do you mean "liable for the death penalty" or do you mean actually obligated (positive mitzvah) to kill himself/be killed? –  Charles Koppelman Apr 24 '13 at 3:30
    
death penalty, he in question refers to the non jew –  shlomo Apr 24 '13 at 3:33

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The Gemara says that a non-Jew is liable to death for stealing less than a penny. "אמר רבי חייא בר אבא אמר רבי יוחנן בן נח נהרג על פחות משוה פרוטה ולא ניתן להשבון"

The Rambam agrees.

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FTR the Rambam also says it is prohibited biblically for a Jew to steal less than a penny as well. –  Double AA Apr 24 '13 at 4:17
    
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a perutah is more then a penny, as much as 6-7 cents. –  tryingToGetProgrammingStraight Aug 16 '13 at 17:56
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@tryingToGetProgrammingStraight The question was regarding a penny, so is the answer. –  Shmuel Brin Aug 16 '13 at 18:00

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