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Absolutely not. The Halacha is that one may not throw a non-Jew, even an idolater, into a pit, where he will eventually die (Avodah Zarah 26a, Shulchan Aruch YD 158:1, Tur YD 158, Rambam, Hilchos Avodah Zarah 10:1). (Yes, those Poskim understand that the Gemara refers specifically to the Seven Nations. However, if one is not allowed to actively kill one of ...

2 has a wonderful series called "Lost and Found", well worth checking out. "Lost & Found #8" seems to address your question: The Gemara (Bava Metzia 25b; 31a) teaches that when someone is careless with his property and knowingly leaves it in an insecure place, it is called aveidah midaas (knowing loss) and you are not required to do ...

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