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Negative Commandment 250

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Negative Commandment 250 (Digest)
Honesty in Commerce

"When you make a sale to your fellow or make a purchase from the hand of your fellow, you shall not defraud one another"Leviticus 25:14.

It is forbidden for a seller or buyer to cheat one another in the course of commerce [by deceptively overcharging or underpaying for merchandise].


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
When Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi wished to bless R. Yekusiel Liepler with wealth, the latter said he did not want to be distracted from studying Chassidus and from his service of G-d. When the Rebbe wished to bless him with longevity, his answer was: "But not 'peasant years' in which one has eyes but does not see, has ears but does not hear -- not years of those who do not perceive G-dliness nor do they hear G-dliness..."
  –Hayom Yom, Cheshvan 6
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