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Found money in market

Question:

My daughter found 10 shekel in a local supermarket in Beitar Illit. She would like to know what to do with it?
Thank you

Answer:

If it was found behind the counter then it would belong to the storeowner, otherwise it is like it was found in the street and she may keep it, (and give a shekel to maaser). The reason is because the store is not considered a protected place, therefore whoever found it may keep it. If you are supporting your daughter,( she is still young) then essentially you  are the one who can keep it.

Best wishes

Sources:

CH:M 260-5, 270-2.

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