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Negative Commandment #85

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

85. It is a negative commandment “do not move your friend’s border, especially in the Land of Israel”

As it states in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 19:14, “do not move the border of your friend... in his inheritance that you inherit.” This means taking another person’s land. If a person enters someone else’s property, even the measurement of a finger and even outside the Land of Israel, to take it by force, he is a robber. If it was done secretly, he is a thief.

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