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The general principle involved here is טעות עכו"ם - mistakes of a non-Jew. Halachically giving the wrong change is a mistake falls under the general rubric of returning lost objects. Halacha requires one to go to great lengths to return lost objects, but limits this to fellow Jews. If something is found in a location where it is most likely that it was a ...


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He should pay the price of a pair of shoes as by stealing one he has rendered the other uselss. Ex 22 says if a person steals they should restore double so 2 pairs of shoes. Ex 22.14 The onus is on the thief to make good Lev 19.11 says don't steal and don't deal falsely. By only offering to pay for one shoe you are dealing falsely as you know the man can't ...


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Since you agreed to hear some reason why it may be different, I'll give what I think is a reason to differentiate. The reasoning one can smash his way through the filled up reshus harabim is, as the Aruch HaShulchan (siff 3) explains, in order to make himself a pathway. That makes sense with the barrel case. The double parked car might be different as it is ...



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