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The El Al Blunder

Should you give that ticket back?

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Visitor Comments: 38

(33) Sanford ("Sandy") Goodman, September 21, 2012 5:15 AM

It should be returned because it was not intended

Even if it's halachically permitted to accept such a ticket it would be morally wrong to accept an unintended gift. Sandy Goodman Dallas Texas

(32) R. Baruch, September 16, 2012 2:41 AM

El Al's Gift

I remember that day well - Facebook was a frenzy of posts about what people were saying is clearly a 'mistake' but with the urgency of 'get it fast' as one post said "before they figure it out". El Al gave me a gift that day. El Al's gift to me was the opportunity to see the whole incident for what it was - an opportunity to choose to do the right thing and to say "no, I'm not even going to try". And trust me, I want that ticket! The whole thing happened so fast - and it would have been so easy - so saying no had to be even faster. Thank you El Al. Shana Tova.

(31) Hal Safran, September 13, 2012 11:39 AM

difference to charity

It is an interesting thought. Perhaps another alternative is to give the difference to charity either in your own name or in the name of El Al.

(30) Ya'akov Ariel ben Ezra, September 12, 2012 11:09 PM

Flight Security

I fully agree with Rabbi Salomon if it isn't for just this one reason - when we fly El Al we are sure that the company has flight marshals in place for our safety and they would be an expensive investment to maintain. I feel more secure with El Al than the others.

(29) Sara, September 12, 2012 9:29 PM


I certainly agree with you. People find justification for most anything that benefits them. Ever return the money when a cashier makes a mistake in your favor? Ever let a cashier know when they didn't charge you for an item? Fact is that someone has to pay for those mistakes and sometimes it is with the loss of their job.

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