Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mitzvah #59 - Testifying falsely

One may not testify falsely.

Included in this prohibition is to testify based on what one heard from others - even if the source of information is reliable.

Hiring witnesses who weren't there (false witnesses) and refusing to testify are also forbidden.

Applies to all those fit to be witnesses, everywhere, always.

Verse: "Do not testify as a false witness against your neighbor" (9th of the 10 commandments.)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 39

- Danny
Sunday, fast of 10 Tevet 5770

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