Stealing is a Noahide commandment. If a non-Jew violates a Noahide commandment, he is condemned to be put to death. Does this mean that if he steals a shave perutah ( שוה פרוטה, a tiny amount) or something he must be put to death?

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    That's a valid syllogism
    – Double AA
    Apr 24, 2013 at 1:41
  • Do you have a source for violating a Noachide commandment being a capital offense? Apr 24, 2013 at 1:59
  • See Sanhedrin 57a Apr 24, 2013 at 2:38

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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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