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Since a ger would not have received a portion of land with the Bnei Yisrael (entering after the 40 years in the desert), then he would not have been able to harvest his own crop. As a result, he would be among the needy who would not have a harvest to use to provide food. Therefore, the Bnai Yisrael are warned that they should make sure that he has enough to ...


I would argue that the גֵּר is mentioned in Leviticus 19 and 23 above along with the עָנִי above because it was not uncommon for a convert to also be needy. The Talmud warns 36 times in Bava Metzia 59b against wronging a convert. So the warnings against treating a convert differently go back to the time of Moses. It is not difficult to imagine that if ...

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