Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mitzvah #99 - Favoring the poor in judgement

One may not give the poor preferential treatment in judgement.

A judge may not decide that since the rich person should support the poor, the poor person should win the case.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere.

Verse: "Do not favor the poor in court" (Shemot 23:3) and (Vayikra 19:15)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 66

- Danny
Sunday, 7 Adar 5770

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