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I think there are a few different scenarios here: Shmerel looks into his neighbor Berel's mailbox, and sees something inappropriate. Mind your own business. Messing with his mailbox is a federal crime. Dina d'malchusa dina. R' Moshe Feinstein once dealt with a fellow who would seize people's (totally appropriate) stuff and demand they give tzedaka ...


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Certainly some mail deals with matters which are inappropriate reading material for Shabbos and one would not be willing to use them for other purposes, accordingly this mail is muktzeh and cannot be handled on Shabbos. (See Mishneh Berurah 307:56, It is not clear to me that one is prohibited to handle mail which one does not know to be in such a category ...


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For deliveries on shabbos, you can usually get around this by inferring what the problem is. If the guy asks you to sign for a package, you can tell them "I can't sign on the sabbath." Most delivery guys, wanting to just move on, will sign for the package themselves. The package itself can be moved in an unusual manner (kicking the package across the ...


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one is to assume that anything one is told is to be kept secret unless specifically instructed otherwise from http://www.torahmusings.com/2013/02/keeping-secrets/, by Rabbi Ari Enkin, citing Yoma 4b


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If a non-Jew delivers something outside the city limit on yomtov, it's prohibited to use it that day. It can, however, be used the next day. So what if I wake up on the first day of Passover, and my non-Jewish neighbor knocks on the door and says, "Howdy! I just got up at the crack of dawn, drove to my farm 100 miles away, and picked a ton of apples. Here, ...



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