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Didn't the lottery of Achan make G-d an informant?

In Sanhedrin 43b God says he will not tell Yehoshua who took of the cherem of Yericho because God is not an informer אמר לפניו רבש"ע מי חטא אמר ליה וכי דילטור אני Joshua said to G-d: Master of ...
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Is a Jew allowed to plead guilty?

One of the most objectionable acts a Jew can do to another Jew is to inform on him to the government. Punishment for mesirah This is most serious and can lose you Olam Habah: Maimonides further ...
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Is one obligated to report a crime he witnessed?

Is there a Halachic obligation (besides for dinah d'malchuso) to report a crime to the non-Jewish (local/state/federal) authorities should one witness one? Does it matter if the crime is something ...
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Punishment for mesirah

For someone who commits an act of "mesirah" (giving over a Jewish person to law enforcement) What punishment if any does such a person (the "moser") receive? Or could/should he receive? Where is the ...
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Does mesirah apply to organizations other than the government?

Inspired by a good question asked here that did not receive any serious answers. Are there prohibitions (under mesirah or elsewhere) on turning over a fellow Jew to authorities other than the ...
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Loshon hara vs. Honor code

Note: This question is in fact hypothetical--but any suggestions for edits that could make it a less ostensibly CYLOR-type question would be welcome. Let's say I attend a university which requires ...