Oppressing Widows, Orphans, Poor

There is a special Torah prohibition against antagonizing widows, orphans, and poor people.
  • Widow  You may not antagonize a widow even if she is rich and even once she remarries.
  • Orphan An orphan only gets special treatment until he/she can fend for himself/herself.
    Note An orphan is usually someone:
    • Without parental support,
    • Who cannot fend for himself either financially or otherwise, and
    • Is usually under 18 years old. 
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