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In general terms, ona'ah (Hebrew: אוֹנָאָה‎ or Hebrew: הוֹנָאָה‎, lit. overreaching) refers to the Jewish laws surrounding monetary deception.[1][2]

The word is used in modern Hebrew to describe fraud or embezzlement, in halachich terms it describes unfair pricing.[3]


  1. ^ "ONA'AH - JewishEncyclopedia.com". www.jewishencyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Ona'ah". www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Unfair Pricing | Business Halacha". businesshalacha.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSinger, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "article name needed". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.