Deuteronomy 25 – Practical Law Part 3
July 23, 2016
“You must love your neighbor as yourself.” To the Hebrews this includes people who are not Hebrews. You must help prevent the loss of his animals, garments, or property; or take advantage of his loss. This must be done as a brotherly obligation without payment. This help must not be withheld. This is an obligation of LOVE. The law is bound together with the Lord’s will that people love one another.
God reminds us of responsible care of life and to not carelessly let it be wasted.
Finally, several laws, seemingly arbitrarily, prevent mixtures of plowing animals and mingled clothing fibers. These boundaries are set in place to define proper pious witness in the Jewish faith.