February 7, 2002
This week's Torah portion is about how to live peacefully with the people around us. We all get along better if each person is treated properly by others, and the Torah tells us just what that means. One way is that when we find something that belongs to somebody else, we should be careful to return it to him or her, even if we don't like the person it belongs to.
A Question of Ethics:
What would you do if this happened to you?
You find a wallet lying in the road. Do you:
A. Take the money and run?
B. Look for an address or phone number in order to contact the person?
C. Leave it there for the person to come back and find it?
Let's say you choose B. Well, what if there is no address or phone number? If you choose C, someone less honest than you might come and take it. So what should you do?
Unscramble the words to find the answer:
veale a tnoe iwht ryuo