Monday, December 21, 2009

Mitzvah #55 - Denying a monetary claim

One is prohibited from denying one has somebody's property.

This applies to money one has in ones possession as a result of taking a loan, receiving security on a loan, theft, robbery, or finding lost property.

One transgresses once the person requests the money, and one denies one has it.

Until a transgressor makes amends, he is not qualified to be a Kosher witness.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Pasuk: "Do not deny" (Vayikra 19:11)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Negative Mitzvah 36

- Danny
Monday, 4 Tevet 5770

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