Thursday, August 6, 2009

The authority of government


The halachic requirements of honesty apply whether dealing with Jews or non-Jews, individuals or government.

Thus, for example, the Code of Jewish Law rules that if a Jew finds property that has been entirely abandoned, but government law requires that such property be returned, then he must honestly comply with the government's law.

(Code of Jewish Law Choshen Mishpat 259:7)

Have a great day,

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