Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mitzvah #47 - Broken promises

One is prohibited from making promises that one does not keep; whether past or future.

One may not promise one did or didn't do something, if it's not true. E.g.: I did/didn't eat something or talk to somebody.

One may not promise to do or not do something that one has no intention fulfilling. E.g.: I will/won't throw a stone.

Relevant to actions one can physically accomplish: Talk, eat, drink, sleep, etc.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Pasuk: "do not swear falsely in My name" (Vayikra 19:12)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Negative Mitzvah 31

- Danny
Wednesday, 22 Kislev 5770

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