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229. Stick ‘Em Up!: The prohibition against robbing by force
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In Mitzvah #224, we discussed geneivah, the prohibition against stealing with stealth. This mitzvah addresses gezeilah, which is robbing openly, through force or intimidation. The reason for this mitzvah, aside from the personal property rights that we discussed previously, is that permitting or overlooking such robbery would foster a concept of “might makes right.” If […]