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Negative Commandment 253

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Negative Commandment 253 (Digest)
Cheating a Convert

"Do not distress him"Exodus 22:20.

It is forbidden 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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One who increases flesh, increases worms; one who increases possessions, increases worry
  –Hillel (Ethics of the Fathers 2:7)
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