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As Divided for The Daily Learning Schedule
Negative Mitzvah 244;
Positive Mitzvah 239
Negative Mitzvah 244: It is forbidden to steal
Leviticus 19:11 "Do not steal"
We are forbidden to steal money or goods.
Positive Mitzvah 239: Penalties for Robbery
Exodus 21:37-22 "If a man shall steal..."
This Positive Mitzvah details the various penalties inflicted upon the thief. A thief must restore the stolen article and also pay a fine for breaking the law.
Sometimes it happens that you set out to do something with the best of intentions -- and you end up with what appears the opposite. Know with absolute certainty -- because this is a tradition of our sages -- that if your true intent is good, then only good can come out of it. Perhaps not the good you intended -- or care for -- but good nevertheless.
From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - email@example.com