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08-11-2010
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Negative Commandment #76

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Sefer Ha’mitzvos Ha’Katzar (The concise book of mitzvos)
By the Chofetz Chaim

This book lists the Torah mitzvos that can be observed today

Second Section – the Negative Commandments

76. It is a negative commandment "do not make your friend stumble over anything."

As it states in Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:14, "do not put a stumbling block in front of a blind man." This means to say, if he is 'blind' in a certain area and asks for advice, do not give him advice that is improper. This includes anything he may ask about: worldly matters or Torah matters. It is also forbidden to bring someone to him, to help him, or to cause him to come to another person in order to do a sin. It is also forbidden to bring a non-Jew to transgress a Torah law which he is required to be careful to observe (the seven Noahide laws).

This applies in all places and at all times, for men and for women.

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