Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mitzvah #97 - Hearing only one side of the argument

A judge is prohibited from hearing one side of the case without both sides being present.

A person involved in judgement may not tell his side of the story to the judge without the other side being present.

Included in this verse is the prohibition of talking evil about others,and giving false testimony.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere.

Verse: "Thou shalt not raise a false report" (Shmot 23:1)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 65

- Danny
Wednesday, 3 Adar 5770

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