Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws
The Divine Code for February 18, 2023
Today: Page 493-494
Topic Chapter 1:11 - 1:15
Any man or woman who takes even the least (a perutah) from someone else's property is stealing. This applies both when someone steals something from a person, a community, (business) partners or public property that requires payment.
Consider, for example, the train or metro. You are supposed to buy a ticket for this if you want to travel, if you travel without a valid ticket you are stealing. The reasoning: "the train will ride anyway and it costs the train company nothing more or less if I do or do not ride" does not hold water.
If you are at someone's house and you just pick something up, you are not stealing, only when you take it away and take it with you, you are stealing. You are also stealing if that house contains an object that belongs to someone other than the homeowner.
Reading schedule of the Divine Code
Yesterday's Study Topic: 1:10
Tomorrow's Study Topic: 1:16 - 1:19
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Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner
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