Transparency Is Essential In The Fight Against COVID-19

When it comes to selling a product, Judaism has very strict laws. Maimonides, the medieval Jewish scholar documents some of these laws in his legal code known as the Mishneh Torah. If one weighs with weights that are deficient by the standards agreed upon in his locality, or measures with a measuring vessel deficient by the agreed standards, he violates a negative commandment, for Torah states (Leviticus 19:35), ‘You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure. (Laws of Theft 7:1) Similarly, in measurement of land, if one deceives another when measuring land, he violates a negative commandment, for when Torah says, ‘You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length,’ ‘in length’ refers to land measurement.” (Laws of Theft 7:9) Maimonides drives home that Judaism has no tolerance for a merchant who is careless and/or deceptive with his or her weights and measures. This is because selling a product…