Questions and Answers Category: Monetary

Copying Format of Book

I wanted to ask if there might be any halachic issues involved with copying the format of someone else’s book – or – if as long as all of the books’ themes and content are being changed if no issues would exist?

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Maaser After Taxes

If someone gets paid without taxes being taken off in the paycheck (taxes will get taken off at the end of the year instead of each paycheck) should that person give Maaser money from each paycheck? Or should they wait until the end of the year when all the taxes will be taken and then give Maaser based on that amount?

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Ribit on Small Amount

If I’m paying someone back and instead of giving him $79.50 I give him $80. Would that be a problem? Even if I tell him keep the change or give it to tzedaka?

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Damaging by Giving Bad Advice

Can one ever be Chayav for giving bad advice that indirectly leads to a loss? For example one tell his friend to take the Turnpike and he gets stuck in traffic and misses a meeting

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Found Money

If one finds a $20 bill on the floor in a bathroom that belongs to a community center, what are they supposed to do with the money?

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Found Shopping Bags Belonging to a Grocery

In Israel: If I found a shopping cart (not near the store) that had a stack of shopping bags from a nearby supermarket that someone obviously took from the store, am I required to return them to the store or can I keep them?

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