Mesirah: Taking Government Jobs
A number of Orthodox Jews hold government positions working for tax authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the United States or Mass Hachnassah in Israel, customs authorities, the office of the Attorney General or other government prosecutors.
What happens when their work responsibilities take on a new twist, and they are required to report irregularities on the part of fellow Jews, or even prosecute fellow Jews for wrongdoing? Are they permitted to pass on the information, or is it a violation of the laws of moser? Are they even permitted to take such jobs to begin with?