Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Torah Knows Humans

Today's Mitzvot

Negative Commandment 244
It is forbidden to steal

Leviticus 19:11 "Do not steal"
We are forbidden to steal money or goods.

Positive Commandment 239

Penalties for Robbery

Exodus 21:37-22 "If a man shall steal..."
This Positive Mitzvah details the various penalties inflicted upon the thief. A thief must restore the stolen article and also pay a fine for breaking the law.

Don't steal. And if you do, etc etc etc.
See? The Torah knows us.
Life's manageable.

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