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Taking down signs

Question:

If the local city ordinances or laws prohibits signs being put up in a certain area may a person (who is not the one who put up the sign) remove them?

Answer:

Although he might not be doing anything halachicly wrong but why does he have to be the one to remove them, why does it bother him?

Sources:

Gemorah Bava Kama 113a, Nedarim 28 a, Rambam Gezelah VeAveda 5:13, CH:M 369:8

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2 Comments

  1. Let’s just say that the person who is advertising their services is not such a “kosher” individual. Perhaps this then makes it not only halachically permissible but also a mitzvah to some extent?

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