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The Halachic concept that one is bound to follow the laws of the country they live in. Literally translates to: "The law of the kingdom is the law."

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During the Prohibition in the United States, owning alcohol was permitted, though selling it was prohibited. If I had a barrel of Vodka which I bought before the prohibition was made law, would I be …
asked Apr 12 '13 by Shmuel Brin
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What are the limits of Dina Dmalchusa (specifically financial Dina Dmalchusa, unlike this question which deals with non-financial dina dmalchusa)? In general, dina dmalchusa means one must pay taxes …
asked Sep 13 '11 by Shmuel Brin
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There are a few Halachas that apply to a Jew's relationship with his country. For example, Dina Dmalchusa, another is not to rebel (although its Halachic strength is disputed, all agree that under no …
asked Jan 6 '12 by Shmuel Brin
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If someone were to find a way to make exact forgery of currency (in such a way that it would be impossible for anyone to find that it's counterfeit), would there be any prohibition to do so (except Di …
asked Dec 8 '11 by Shmuel Brin
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Let's say that Reuvain owes Shimon money in American law, and Dina Demalchusa applies, does that mean: Reuvein has a halachic monetary obligation to Shimon which is as strong as any other obligation …
asked Jul 26 '12 by Shmuel Brin
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If someone borrowed money and then declared bankruptcy, does he still have a halachic obligation to pay it back? If the lender was a corporation (bank, etc.). If the lender was a friend. Do we say …
asked Jan 13 '12 by Shmuel Brin