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Gezelah va'Avedah

Gezelah va'Avedah

The Laws Pertaining to Robbery and [the Return of] Lost Articles

[This text] contains seven mitzvot: two positive commandments and five negative commandments. They are:

1) Not to rob;
2) Not to withhold money due a colleague;
3) Not to covet [what belongs to a colleague];
4) Not to desire [what belongs to a colleague];
5) To return an article obtained by robbery;
6) Not to ignore a lost article;
7) To return a lost article.

These mitzvot are explained in the chapters [that follow].