Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aiding widows and orphans


"Mitzvah 256 instructs us not to oppress an orphan or a widow, as it is written, 'You shall oppress no widow or orphan.' This instructs includes verbal oppression as well as oppression through actions. Rather, one should say good and gentle things to them, and do business with them, and provide for them to live a good and happy life."

(Rambam, Sefer haMitzvot Prohibition #256)

Have a great day,

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