Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Taking extra measures to ensure honesty


One must go to great lengths in order to prevent even the remote possibility of dishonesty.

Thus a shopkeeper who uses weights on his scale may not store his weights in a medium that might corrode them or otherwise alter their weight, and a cashier is responsible to wipe off the scale each time it is used, lest material from the last weighing remain there.

(Code of Jewish Law Choshen Mishpat 231:11, 13)

Note: The Daily Jewish Law will be on hiatus until after our move, Gd-willing.

Have a great day,

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