Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Returning an old item


One who finds an aged item in a ruined structure, and does not know who the original owners of that structure were, is permitted to keep the item.

However, if the item is not aged then one may not take it - one must assume that it was placed there recently by a person who plans to retrieve it.

(Code of Jewish Law Choshen Mishpat 260:1)

Have a great day,

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