Qitzur Shulchan Arukh – 182:1

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סִימָן קפב – הִלְכוֹת גְּנֵבָה וּגְזֵלָה

182: Laws of Theft and Robbery

א: אָסוּר לִגְזוֹל אוֹ לִגְנוֹב אֲפִלּוּ כָּל-שֶׁהוּא, בֵּין מִישְׂרָאֵל בֵּין מִגּוֹי. אִיתָא בְּתַנָּא דְבֵי אֵלִיָהוּ, מַעֲשֶׂה בְּאֶחָד שֶׁסִּפֵּר לִי, שֶׁעָשָׂה עַוְלָה לַגּוֹי בִּמְדִידַת הַתְּמָרִים שֶׁמָּכַר לוֹ, וְאַחַר כָּךְ קָנָה בְּכָל הַמָּעוֹת שֶׁמֶן, וְנִשְׁבַּר הַכַּד וְנִשְׁפַּךְ הַשֶׁמֶן. וְאָמַרְתִּי, בָּרוךְ הַמָּקוֹם שֶׁאֵין לְפָנָיו מַשּׂוֹא פָּנִים. הַכָּתוּב אוֹמֵר, לֹא תַעֲשֹׁק אֶת רֵעֲךָ וְלִא תִגְזֹל. וְגֵזֶל הַנָכְרִי, גָּזֵל

It is prohibited to steal or to rob even the slightest amount, whether from a Jew or a non-Jew. It is brought in the Tana deVei Eliyahu: A story involving one person who told me that he committed a trespass against a non-Jew when assessing the value of the figs that he sold him. Afterward he took all the money and bought oil, but the jug broke and the oil spilled. I said, “Blessed is the Omnipresent before Whom there is no favoritism. The verse says “do not defraud your neighbor and do not steal.

And stealing from a non-Jew is stealing.


This se’if goes to the core of why I decided to do this series of posts.

See also the discussion at se’if 62:7.

And your thoughts...?