Babylonian Talmud, Baba Metzia 112a
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תלמוד בבלי , בבא מציעא קיב : א
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כל הכובש שכר שכיר כאילו נוטל נפשו ממנו
Whoever withholds an employee’s wages, it is as though he has taken the person’s life from her. [Translation by Hillel. Edited for gender neutrality]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. On what grounds can we equate withholding wages with taking a life?

2. Is taking a person's life equivalent to murder? What is the meaning of this phrase here?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)