Saturday, July 27, 2013

Honest weights and measures


"We are commanded to make our scales, weights and measures very precise, and to be exact in their calibration when we make them, as Vayikra 19:36 says, 'Precise scales, precise stones [weights], precise ephah [dry volume measures] and precise hin [liquid volume measures] you shall have.'

"The same is true for measuring land; one must be exact in calculating the dimensions of land, based on recorded geometric principles. Even [an error of] a finger's breadth of land is evaluated as though it was full of [expensive] saffron."

(Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Theft 8:1)

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