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.