Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mitzvah #102 - Converts and orphans in court

A judge who decides that a convert or orphan should win (or lose) their case simply because they are disadvantaged has transgressed twice.

Once for perverting justice and once for perverting the justice of the convert or orphan.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere.

Verse: "Do not pervert the justice of the convert and orphan and widow" (Devarim 24:17)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 68

- Danny
Wednesday, 10 Adar 5770

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