Prohibitions 14-15

14. לא תשא עליו חטא A prohibition against embarrassing someone that could be caused when slandering them in their face and if done in public the slanderer has no share in the World To Come.

 15. כל אלמנה ויתום לא תענון A prohibition on causing pain and suffering to widows and orphans, verbally, physically, financially or any other way. We have to be extra careful to talk and act with widows and orphans extra softly and kindly, definitely for our own gain but even when they deserve rebuke we have to be extra sensitive to them when giving rebuke and proper direction. If we don’t Hashem says he personally defends them and the punishment is heavenly death.

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