Halachic Hazards Encyclopedia Letter J

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Letter J


A. Corruption of justice:[1] [Talmud/Achronim]

The corruption of justice leads to plague as well as to an economic recession.


B. The punishment for bribery and corrupt judgment:[2] [Talmud]

A person who accepts bribery and corrupts judgment does not leave the world until he forgets his Torah study, or becomes a pauper, or loses his eyesight.


[1] Shabbos 33a; Hagahos Yaavetz; Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 261

[2] Mechilta Mishpatim Parsha 20; Mishneh Peiah 8:9 regarding poverty; Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 260; 256

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