While I have no exact count, I read somewhere (don't recall if it was Ramba"m or similar source) that loving the convert is the one mitzvah that is repeated most often in the Torah. If this is true, why? If I'm mistaken, please tell me which oone is the most repeated.

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    My sister was turned down for a shidduch by a mother who 'would not have her son date the daughter of a convertess'. I have heard from friends of mine who have a convert father that he has not always been treated with the reespect he deserves. Perhaps we are reminded of this over and over because there is an innate tendency for us to mistreat converts.
    – Baby Seal
    Commented May 9, 2014 at 18:53
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    One of my friends converted many years ago. I did not support her conversion, but she did it, anyway. She has proven my assumption to be wrong. She is more meticulous than I, and I have had great esteem for her.
    – DanF
    Commented May 9, 2014 at 18:57
  • judaism.stackexchange.com/a/36192/4682 :D
    – Baby Seal
    Commented May 9, 2014 at 19:01
  • Large amount of overlap: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8558/…
    – Menachem
    Commented May 11, 2014 at 20:56
  • Agreed that there is a lot of overlap. I shall leave the decision to close as duplicate to voters. It's too close a call for me to decide either way.
    – DanF
    Commented May 12, 2014 at 18:00

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Hashem knew it's the mitzvah that would be violated the most as the makeup and appearance of the Jewish nation would vary so widely in the diaspora. The concept of what a Jew looks like was irrelevant then and now, yet the prejudice against the other nations would always spread.

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    Interesting. Any source for this, or is it your own thought?
    – msh210
    Commented May 11, 2014 at 5:23
  • Agreed - it s a credible answer, but I would appreciate source on this thought. Thanks
    – DanF
    Commented May 12, 2014 at 17:24

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