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Daily Mitzvah

Day 269: Negative Commandment 253

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Negative Commandment 253 (Digest)
Cheating a Convert

"Do not distress him"Exodus 22:20.

It is forbidden to cheat a convert in the course of commerce [by deceptively overcharging or underpaying for merchandise]. Though it is forbidden to cheat anyone, one who cheats a convert transgresses this additional prohibition, too.

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.
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A cow was withholding her neck from the yoke. What did they do? They took her calf from behind her and drew him to place where they wanted her to plow, and the calf was bleating. When the cow heard her calf bleating, she went despite herself, because of her child.
  –Midrashic parable on how Jacob was brought to Egypt
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