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Questions tagged [gezel-stealing]

stealing, theft, robbery, you name it

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Getting something that requires you to be over 18 when you’re not

Are there any sources that would constitute the following as stealing/gezel: If one buys a product that the website requires one to be 18 years or older to purchase and is underage? So let’s say you ...
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Switching movies in a Movie Theater

Are there any sources that would constitute the following as gezel/stealing: If you purchase a movie ticket to let’s say Spider-Man and you go to watch Spongebob, and both movie tickets are the same ...
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Pikuach nefesh vs. muktzeh on Shabbat

I am reading the memoirs of a rabbi, who spent roughly 10 years in the United states in the '50s and the '60s. He claims that after the Kennedy assassination the atmosphere was so strained that he was ...
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Can anyone make their own Beis Din [duplicate]

This morning I did Hafaros Nedarim, where a panel of 3 people from my shul became 'Dayanim' and were Matir my Nedarim. Considering these were just regular people from my shul, this gave me the ...
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Grape wine marked for Sacremental purposes only [duplicate]

In a previous question: "Why does my bottle of Kosher grape juice say that it's 'for sacramental purposes only'?", which is answered that this designation is to exempt the grape juice from ...
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Stealing in the House of your parents?

If a child lives in his parent’s home, and uses the stuff in the house, eats the food in the house, etc, what can be used to say that he is not stealing? For example, how can a child live in his ...
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Is eating food before purchase in a supermarket considered stealing? [duplicate]

Would it be considered stealing by the Torah to take let’s say, chips from a grocery store, open it up and start eating it before you paid for it? I know this is a common thing that people do. Is it ...
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Obligated to return to a non-Jew what was stolen by accident?

After renting a place from a non-Jew, I realized I left with a small object accidentally. Am I obligated to return it as a "stolen" object, or is it considered a "lost" object that I am not obligated (...
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Hackintosh in Halacha

A Hackintosh is a bootlegged version of Apple's macOS loaded onto a computer that has not been manufactured by Apple and doesn't have a license to run macOS. According to Apple's macOS license, I. ...
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In what case is stealing permissible in Judaism?

In what case is stealing permissible in Judaism? For example, is it a sin for a Jew to steal in case he doesn't have an income or a job? (and of course it is hard or impossible to find an alternative)...
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Is there a formal prohibition of stealing time from someone?

Is there a formal prohibition of stealing time from someone? For instance, making an appointment and coming late? Or telling someone to come 30 minutes before the start of an event to ensure he will ...
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Is stealing food OK?

If you or your loved ones are starving, are you allowed to steal food from those who have more than they need? On the face of it, yes, of course: Pikuach nefesh says you can break any commandment to ...
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Yishmael turning down the Torah

The medrash tells us as quoted here: https://www.ou.org/holidays/shavuot/offering_the_torah_to_the_nations/ that hashem first offered the Torah to the nations of the world. Each nation asked what does ...
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If …אין אדם נוגע במוכן לחבירו, then why is there an איסור of השגת גבול / יורד לאומנות חבירו to infringe on someone else's parnasah?

Gemara Yoma 38b גמרא יומא לח עמוד ב אין אדם נוגע במוכן לחבירו... אפי' כמלא נימא Everyone has a portion designated for him by God, and the individual is privileged to receive what is coming ...
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Taking old hardware from a corporation

There are many items that are no longer tracked by the corporation. If there is an audit they would rather get rid of these items than try to track them now. In addition, aside from audits this ...
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Can someone confiscate something from someone else if he knows that person might endanger himself otherwise? [duplicate]

Let's say your close friend is a chronic alcoholic. He cannot control himself and when he drinks, he becomes violent and may harm himself or others in his way. You're in his home, and he is now sober....
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Are you entitled to a clean slate?

I remember reading somewhere that under Jewish law, someone convicted by a court and who has paid for his wrongdoing (fine, jail, restitution, whatever) is entitled to a clean slate and does not have ...
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What type of theft does Lo Signov refer to?

One of the Aseres Hadevarim (more commonly referred to as "Dibros") is "לא תגנוב". I can think of different types of theft / Geneivah such as stealing money/possesions, Geneivas Daas, and kidnapping. ...
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Who gave Yaakov permission to remove the rock from the well?

The Torah tells us that the well in Charan had a rock covering it that was so heavy that it required all the shepherds to remove it. After they were done they returned the rock. It would seem that ...
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Bought stolen watch that a Gentile stole from another Jew

If i bought a watch from a gentile and then a few weeks later another Jew, with verifiable proof that this was his grandfathers watch, claims it was stolen, am i obligated to return the watch to this ...
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Is someone allowed to place a “fake” threatening sign?

Across the street from the shul in Woodridge, NY, there is this sign Is someone allowed to place such a "threatening" sign if he will not carry out the penalty, anyway? In this case, I think that ...
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Using mikva under owners conditions

I recently passed a keilim mikva which is located in a highly congested area.There is no charge to use the mikvah. Right above the mikva there was a big sign that said " you do not have permission to ...
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May I eat some of the stores food before I purchase it?

There are times when I'm at the supermarket and I would like to drink one of the store's drinks before I purchase the drink. Or maybe I want to give my kids something in the store so that they stay ...
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Does small-value accidental damage count as stealing?

If one is at a Yeshiva, and gets some ink (a small amount) in a Chumash, is that stealing? Or if one sees a paper on the floor with writing and picks it up to put it on a table, and bends it ...
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How to determine a trespasser's intent from a Halachic Perspective?

How do we determine a trespasser's intent from a Halachic Perspective? The Rambam writes: If it is clear to the house-owner that the thief who breaks in will not kill him and instead is only ...
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Trespassers from a Halachic Perspective

Where is there a discussion where one can or can not injure or kill anybody who trespasses one's property?
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Lying to receive money

Is a ben Noah allowed to lie to a Christian in order to get money from him? Or is it considered as stealing ? Edit: I've got an answer from a rabbi, who said it's prohibited since it is like ...
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Property border trees and Peah

Are fruit trees used to demarcate the border between properties considered to be in peot hasadeh (corners of the field, see Vayikra 19:9 and 23:22, Masechet Peah)? If they are considered to be peot ...
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How does one resolve/repent from cheating on a test (exam)?

According to R' Moshe Feinstein as cited in this answer, cheating on a school test/examination can be considered theft from a future employer. E.g. if you get the degree by cheating on a math test, ...
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Double refund on a purchase

Take the following hypothetical scenario: I bought an item from a third-party retailer. The item was faulty, so I reached out to the manufacturer for a refund. The manufacturer didn't respond, so I ...
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buying on behalf of someone, and adding to the cost

If I offered as a favor to source an object for Yisroel, an object that is generally expensive, and I'll buy it for him at a cheaper price. However I found that I could buy it for a lot less , may I ...
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How Could Adam Harishon Have “Stolen” from Anyone?

On vayikra pasuk 1:2 rashi quotes vayikra rabba 2:7 saying that the Torah's choice of the word אדם teaches that just as Adam harishon didn't offer stolen sacrifices since everything belonged to him we ...
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Making a copy of a key

Say that someone borrows a key, and, while it is in his possession, gets a copy made of it. Has he violated any halachos? Does it make a difference how public/private the room is? Does it matter ...
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Is it allowed to fool adblock recognition mechanism [duplicate]

This is a continuation of Is ad-blocker software permissible? Nowadays more and more sites are detecting if someone uses ad blocking software . If they detect it, they don't serve the content of the ...
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Who's responsible when someone runs into the Mikvah upon my swipe

Many Mikvahs these days have a gate that opens upon swiping a pre-paid card. I've had many times where a person will stand there and wait for me to swipe and go in with me after I swipe my card. Do ...
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Stealing from big chain stores by accident

There are some big stores that have a policy of having someone check a person's receipt when they leave the store to make sure that it matches with what they have in their bags.They do this in order ...
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Stealing cigarettes

Say that Reuven smokes. Shimon knows that smoking causes lung cancer, and has tried everything he can think of to help Reuven stop. For that matter, he's gotten the other ten Shevatim, the Avos, and ...
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Karka Einah Nigzeles - Really?

Borrowing is just renting without paying for it. Since you can rent land, you should be able to borrow it. If you can borrow something, you can borrow it without permission. Borrowing without ...
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Can a stolen sefer Torah be used?

If a shul buys a sefer Torah that turns out to be stolen, what happens? May they continue using it? Are they yotzei on the readings they've performed in the past?
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What is the sin of the pious man in Bava Kamma 80a?

In http://halakhah.com/babakamma/babakamma_80.html Our Rabbis taught: There was once a certain pious person who suffered with his heart, and the doctors on being consulted said that there was ...
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Going to a Shiur without paying tuition

There are certain colleges out there that have a Torah learning component to them. For example: Gemara morning Seder 10am - 1pm, then Shiur is 1-2:30, then college classes. In a case where one isn't ...
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Wikileaks in Halacha

Could one make the argument that it is assur to read documents and other info made available through websites such as Wikileaks on the basis of it being assur to derive benefit from something that is ...
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Taking extra shopping bags from stores?

Many times I notice people taking extra bags in stores once they are done shopping. If these bags are not used to carry the items they bought but will be used for other reasons (to carry other items) ...
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Seemingly Hefker Esrog - used for the Mitzva

This past Erev Succos I arrived at a local synagogue that had a fellow selling Lulavim and Esrogim in their Simcha hall. The fellow left three Esrogim (not in the greatest condition - yet Kosher) on ...
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Stealing and photocopying

Shimon has in his vault a valuable document. Reuven knows everything there is on this document, but he wants a copy of it anyway. He's only going to use it for personal use, not to sell it. Being the ...
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can a parent confiscate his dependent child's property?

If a child is over bar mitzva and dependent on the parent, may the latter confiscate his child's possessions as a form of punishment or would this be considered damage/theft I am not asking on ...
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Daled v'Hei: Repeating a sin?

The fine of Daled v'Hei ("4 and 5") is awarded to a person who not only stole a sheep or cow (respectively), but also sold or shechted it (Shemos 21:37). Rava (BK 68a) explains that it's because he "...
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Taking Unclaimed Luggage From an Airport

The Gemara in Sanhedrin 76b says that one is not allowed to return a lost item to a non-Jew. The Gemara speaks very harshly of one who does this. The Rambam (Hilchos Gezeilah 11:3) codifies this ...
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“Cheating” on a test

Here's the case: It is possible to acquire a test given by a teacher the previous year. Said teacher gave the test back to the students, and a student passed it along to someone in the year below. It ...
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Source for a story about stealing and teaching of Torah

I once heard a reference to a story in the gemara about an amora who is saying a shiur and a certain person in the bais medrash calls the amora a ganiv (thief) because he can't follow the shiur so he ...