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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 272: Negative Commandment 252

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Important Message Regarding This Lesson

The Daily Mitzvah schedule runs parallel to the daily study of 3 chapters of Maimonides' 14-volume code. There are instances when the Mitzvah is repeated a few days consecutively while the exploration of the same Mitzvah continues in the in-depth track.

Negative Commandment 252 (Digest)
Hurtful Words to a Convert

"You shall not wrong a stranger"Exodus 22:20.

It is forbidden to verbally distress or humiliate a convert. Such as by telling him, "Yesterday you were an idolater and now you have entered under the wings of the Divine Presence..."

Though it is forbidden to verbally humiliate anyone, one who does so to a convert transgresses this prohibition, too.

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Daily Quote
And it will come to pass, when all these things befall you -- the blessing and the curse which I have set before you -- that you will consider in your heart, among all the nations where the L-rd your G-d has banished you. And you will return to the L-rd your God with all your heart and with all your soul... Then the L-rd your G-d will bring back your exiles... Even if your exiles are at the end of the heavens, the L-rd your G-d will gather you from there... and He will bring you to the land which your forefathers possessed, and you will take possession of it; and He will do good to you, and He will make you more numerous than your forefathers...
  –Deuteronomy 30:1-5
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