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Day 250: Negative Commandment 245

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Negative Commandment 245 (Digest)
Robbery

"Do not commit robbery"Leviticus 19:13.

It is forbidden to rob, i.e., to unlawfully appropriate another's possessions through use of brute force or coercion [as opposed to theft – a prohibition in its own right – that is accomplished stealthily].

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
Rabbi Elazar of Bartosa would say: Give Him what is His, for you, and whatever is yours, are His. As David says (I Chronicles 29:14): "For everything comes from You, and from Your own hand we give to You..."
  –Ethics of the Fathers 3:7
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