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Perhaps the biggest question this tragic story raises is about Jaycee herself: Why didn't she run away?
What started as a backpackers’ dream quickly became a nightmare for four Israelis and two other foreigners. The intervention of world leaders and the involvement of a local Chabad-Lubavitch center helped guarantee the group’s release by their Colombian ca...
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 249 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Negative Commandment 243
The 243rd prohibition is that we are forbidden from kidnapping any Jewish person. The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement in the Ten Commandments, Ex. 20:15. "You may not steal." In the words of the Mechilta: "This verse refers to stealing a per...
Negative Commandment 243
"Do not steal"—Exodus 20:13. It is forbidden to abduct one's fellow.
Being Held Hostage for 25 Days in Mexico City
From that moment on David surrendered spiritually- making a deal with G‑d so to speak, "If this is what You want, I accept it, but don't leave me." And He didn't...
It is forbidden to kidnap another person
Exodus 20:13 "Do not steal" This Negative Mitzvah forbids us to kidnap a Jewish person.
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