Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mitzvah #105 - Preferential treatment for VIPs

One is forbidden from giving preferential treatment to important people in court.

A judge may not show more respect to one defendant, nor greet one of them more effusively than the other, nor engage only one of them in conversation.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not favor the greater one" (Vayikra 19:15)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 70

- Danny
Tuesday, 16 Adar 5770

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