Rabbi Finds $98,000 in Desk He Bought off Craigslist … and Gives It Back

Now that's what we call a mitzvah

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Too often, the Craigslist stories you hear about involve hoarder roommates and other creepy encounters with strangers. But here’s one that could make you feel a little better about humanity.

Noah Muroff, a rabbi in New Haven, Conn., and his wife bought a used desk for $200. When they were having trouble getting it through his office door, they pulled out the drawers to help wedge it through. That’s when they found a plastic bag containing $98,000 in cash behind one of the desk’s drawers.

“Right away, my wife and I sort of looked at each other and said we can’t keep this money,” Muroff told WTNH News. So he called the seller and returned what turned out to be her misplaced inheritance.

Her reaction?

“Oh my gosh, because I … oh my God.”

Sounds about right.

[WTNH]

6 comments
WendyMcGaha
WendyMcGaha

Funny.......doing the right thing, makes the news!  Why wouldn't he do the proper thing, he is a man of God?  Just saying

jdomal
jdomal

How do you know she's the one who misplaced it? It could be that the person who willed it put it in the drawer for safekeeping but never told anyone where it was and no one thought to look there. And even if she was the one who misplaced it...it happens. Things get lost and things get found. The rabbi was able to be a blessing because the lady lost her inheritance. Be a blessing so you can be blessed.

MolochRises
MolochRises

Idiot, if the woman who sold the desk "forgets" about 98K she deserves to lose it. 

Champagne
Champagne

Oy-vey (woe is me!), that could buy an awful lot of Kreplach!

precuneus
precuneus

Another mitzvah would be to teach her to open a bank account.