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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

251 - WRONGING ONE ANOTHER BY SPEECH


Leviticus 25:17 -- “Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.”

Wounding a man’s feelings in public brings down severe retribution: “Although one who puts another to shame is not punished by whipping, still it is a grave offence. Thus the sages say: ‘One who shames another in public has no portion in the World to Come.’ One ought therefore to beware of publicly shaming anyone, whether he be young or old. One should not call a person by a name of which he feels ashamed, nor relate anything in his presence which humiliates him.”*

* Mada, Hilchoth Deoth VI, 8

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