Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mitzvah #46 - Denying the existence of a debt

One is prohibited from taking a false oath denying one owes money, when one actually does owe the money.

This is besides for the general prohibition against swearing falsely.

One who transgresses has to pay a 25% penalty, besides for the original debt.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere

Pasuk: "Do not lie one unto another" (Vayikra 19:11)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Negative Mitzvah 30

- Danny
Tuesday, 21 Kislev 5770

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