Misappropriation

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What does the word מעילה mean? The concept of מעילה is applied not only to sins against God (the prototype of מעילה) but in other contexts as well (e.g. misuse of speech, theft, and Sotah). What is the common denominator?

Rav Shimshon Rafael Hirsch on the difference between מעילה and בגידה and the difference between מעיל and בגד.

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, March 14, 2019 (7 Adar II 5779)