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How Honest Are Israelis?

Watch this video to find out.

How would you react if a “blind man” mistakenly gave you more money than he intended? Similar social experiments (both real and staged) have been circulated online, showing how members of the public in the US and Australia react when asked for change of a 5 or 10 dollar bill by a "blind man", who then offers them a much greater sum "by accident." The results tend to be mixed – while many quickly explain his mistake, others are seemingly happy take advantage of the situation.

Now watch what happens in Israel.

The opinions expressed in the comment section are the personal views of the commenters. Comments are moderated, so please keep it civil.

Visitor Comments: 15

(9) MESA, February 16, 2016 2:51 AM

Mi K'Amcha Yisrael

(8) Howard Sanshuck, February 15, 2016 2:29 AM


I live in the modern version of the City that God destroyed in the Torah, Las Vegas, Nevada. Once while going into Starbucks, I noticed that a man had just picked up something valuable that had been lost by someone else and gloatingly said to a woman companion how lucky he was to find it. He then put it in his pocket and they drove away.

(7) Emanuel Miller, February 14, 2016 5:06 PM

Thank you for crediting me with the subtitles

Unlike some other organisations, it's wonderful that Aish recognised my work and gave me the credit. It's upsetting to work on a video for hours on and end for it to then be copied elsewhere - thank you for linking to the original video and acknowledging my work. I really appreciate *YOUR* honesty, Aish!

(6) Michoel, February 14, 2016 6:01 AM

Benefit of the doubt

to the fist commenter that was asked a higher price by the store-keeper:

It could be that there was NO correct price. There was an expectation of haggling. So for an American, the shop keeper started higher and for a (likely poorer) native he started lower.

I do agree that the video really shows only decency to a blind person and very little about fundamental honesty.

(5) emma, February 11, 2016 4:39 PM

people are people

I am Jewish and lived in Israel People are people it doesn't matter if you Hasidic or not . If you honest you honest, doesn't matter of religion

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