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Rabbi Returns $98K He Found in a Desk He Bought on Craigslist

Rabbi Returns $98K He Found in a Desk He Bought on Craigslist

Rabbi Noah Muroff, who is a teacher at a private Jewish school, recently purchased an ordinary office desk on Craigslist for $150. But when he dissembled it to make it fit through a door at his office, he found something unexpected inside—$98,000 in cash hidden behind one of the shelves. Instead of looking at the find as a stroke of luck, Rabbi Muroff decided to contact the owner and return the money. The woman had reportedly hidden her inheritance in the desk and forgotten it was in there. After Muroff returned the cash, the grateful woman wrote a note to the Rabbi, telling him, “I do not think there are too many people in this world that would have done what you did by calling me.” After finding the money, the father of four took his family with him to return it and hopes that the act will spread “the message of honesty and integrity” …

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