We know that even in respect of gerim tzadikkim, many born Jews were distracted by concerns like "yichus"/race/background/minhagim and value those aspects of personality more than the middot and Torah of the ger, as is common in the chinuch/shidduch world. And we do need a reminded that "for you were strangers in Egypt". But if we would not listen to Hashem (chas veshalom), how would mentioning it 36 times help, specifically with this mitzvah?

  • Thanks, but those don't answer my question. They do not explain why this particular mitzvah warrant so many more mentions and what that is supposed to do to us. – Yerushalmi Sep 1 '17 at 7:49
  • It's to reinforce the importance of this particular mitzvah. Fact is, people who break 'small' commandments wouldn't think of breaking 'big' ones. – user15253 Sep 1 '17 at 11:39
  • רַבִּי אוֹמֵר, ...... וֶהֱוֵי זָהִיר בְּמִצְוָה קַלָּה כְבַחֲמוּרָה, שֶׁאֵין אַתָּה יוֹדֵעַ מַתַּן שְׂכָרָן שֶׁל מִצְוֹת. וֶהֱוֵי מְחַשֵּׁב הֶפְסֵד מִצְוָה כְּנֶגֶד שְׂכָרָהּ, וּשְׂכַר עֲבֵרָה כְנֶגֶד הֶפְסֵדָהּ. What is the the reward & what is the loss to the mitzvah? – Yaacov Deane Sep 1 '17 at 12:36
  • Why do you assume it is mentioned that many times, that it is meant to help? – mevaqesh Sep 1 '17 at 14:25

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