Wise Fridays: Do Not Stand Idly By

If you hear informers plotting to harm someone, you’re obligated to inform the intended victim. If you can somehow stop the perpetrator from acting, but you do not, you have broken the law, “Do not stand by while your neighbor’s blood is shed.” —Shulkhan Arukh Hoshen Mishpat 426:1

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Posted on January 15, 2010

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