If someone stole from a non-Jew are they required to pay back double like to a Jew?

  • Actually, fines are not levied today, so the double pay-back to a Jew is only theoretical until real ordination is restored. Aug 27, 2015 at 19:07

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Rambam rules that although it is completely Biblically prohibited to steal from a gentile (Geneva 1:1), one would only have to pay back the value he stole if he did so (2:1). There is no fine imposed in this case.

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