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Do Not Curse Judges, God, and Kings (Mitzvot 69-71, 231)

(אלוקים לא תקלל ונשיא בעמך לא תאור" (שמות כב:כז" (לא תקלל חרש"  (ויקרא יט:יד"

Is the first half of the verse referring to cursing God or a judge? The Sefer HaChinuch lists both.

When the Torah lists a punishment, it also separately provides a warning. When you use God's name in vain or to curse you aren't taking your relationship with God seriously.

The severity of using the power of speech for bad.

Why is there an additional command not to curse judges in addition to the command not to curse anybody?

The prohibition against cursing a king.

Criticizing someone vs. cursing them.

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, March 13th, 2019 (6 Adar II 5779)