Monday, December 14, 2009

Mitzvah #50 - Do not kidnap

One may not kidnap a Jewish person.

If one sells the abductee, one has also transgressed "do not sell him as a slave" (Vayikra 25:42).

One is put to death by strangulation by Bet Din for kidnapping only if one abducts somebody, brings them into ones property, makes them work for one and then sells them.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Pasuk: "Do not steal" (7th of the 10 commandments)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Negative Mitzvah 33

- Danny
Monday, 3rd day Chanukah, 27 Kislev 5770

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