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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
The Avoda (divine service) of the businessman: to arouse within himself the faith and perfect trust in the One who feeds and sustains all flesh, that He will provide him with an ample livelihood. To be truly happy and content, as though all his needs were already in hand
  –Hayom Yom, 16 Adar II
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