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Kedoshim

The nation is enjoined to be holy.
Many prohibitions and positive commandments are taught:

Prohibitions:
Idolatry
Eating offerings after their time-limit
Theft and robbery
Denial of theft
 False oaths
 Retention of someone's property;
 Delaying payment to an employee
 Hating or cursing a fellow Jew (especially one's parents)
Gossip
Placing physical and spiritual stumbling blocks
Perversion of justice
Inaction when others are in danger
Embarrassing
Revenge
Bearing a grudge
Cross-breeding
Wearing a garment of wool and linen
Harvesting a tree during its first three years
Gluttony and intoxication
Witchcraft
Shaving the beard and sideburns
and Tattooing.

Positive:
Awe for parents and respect for the elderly
Leaving part of the harvest for the poor
Loving others (especially a convert)
Eating in Jerusalem the fruits from a tree's 4th year
Awe for the Temple
Respect for Torah scholars, the blind and the deaf.

Family life must be holy.  We are warned again not to imitate
gentile behavior, lest we lose the Land of Israel.
We must observe kashrus, thus maintaining our unique and separate status.