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On Yom Kippur — Finding Common Ground

The teachings of Leviticus 19

Lev 19:9

[09] When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest.

Lev 19:10

[10] And you shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.

Lev 19:11

[11] You shall not steal; you shall not deal deceitfully or falsely with one another.

Lev 19:12

[12] You shall not swear falsely in My name, profaning the name of your God.

Lev 19:13

[13] You shall not defraud your fellow. You shall not commit robbery. The wages of a laborer shall not remain with you until morning.

Lev 19:14

[14] You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind.

Lev 19:15

[15] You shall not render an unfair decision: do not favor the poor or show deference to the rich; judge your kinsman fairly.

Lev 19:16

[16] Do not deal basely with your countrymen. Do not profit by the blood of your fellow.

Lev 19:17

[17] You shall not hate your kinsfolk in your heart. Reprove your kinsman but incur no guilt because of him.

Lev 19:18

[18] You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself.

Lev 19:32

[32] You shall rise before aged and show deference to the old.

Lev 19:33

[33] When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not wrong him.

The text, from which selected portions have been excerpted, is from Tanakh, A New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text, copyright 1985 by The Jewish Publication Society.

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