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Honest Weights and Measures

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Parsha Kedoshim
Why does Maimonides equate the commandment of keeping fair weights and measures to the commandment of believing in the Exodus? The answer leads to a better understanding of the Exodus as the foundation of all commandments and also the issue of free choice...
The average thief’s deed consists of straightforward dishonesty and evil. The one with the false measures, on the other hand, is professing to the world that he is honest
We learn in the Torah portion of Kedoshim:Vayikra 19:35-36. “Do not falsify measurements, whether in length, weight or volume. You must have an honest balance, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure.” The Gemara explainsBava M...
The Obligation to Treat a Convert Properly
Chp. 19 verses 33 -37 Chp. 20 verses 1 -7: The obligation to treat a convert properly. Honest weights and measures. Chp. 20: this chapter informs us of the punishments for the sins that were mentioned in previous portion of Acharei. The prohibition of giv...
Business ethics in halachah, part 4
What is the connection between honest weights and measures, and the exodus from Egypt?
The Rimanover Rebbe would send two supervisors to all the shops to check their weights and measures.
The Rimanover Rebbe would send two supervisors to all the shops to check their weights and measures.
Even if in actual practice, one only uses honest measures, the mere fact that he keeps with him another set of dishonest measurements already constitutes a certain duplicity of character.
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