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Negative Commandment 246, 243

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Negative Commandment 246 (Digest)
Stealing Land

"You shall not move back your neighbor's boundary marker"Deuteronomy 19:14.

It is forbidden to tamper with a boundary marker separating two parcels of land, so as to claim part of a neighbor's property. One who does so has violated this Torah injunction—in addition to being guilty of theft.

This commandment only applies in the land of Israel. Outside of Israel, one who tampers with a land marker is only guilty of transgressing the generic prohibition against theft.

Negative Commandment 243 (Digest)
Abduction

"Do not steal"Exodus 20:13.

It is forbidden to abduct one's fellow.


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
"Console, console My people," says your G-d. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and call to her, for she has become full from her host, for her iniquity has been appeased; for she has taken from the hand of the Lord double for all her sins...
  –Isaiah 40:1-2 (read on the Shabbat after Tisha B'Av)
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