Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mitzvah #111 - Can witnesses be related?

A Bet Din is not allowed to accept relatives as witnesses.

Witnesses cannot be related to each other, nor to the defendant.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere

Verse: "Do not kill fathers by their sons..." (Devarim 24:17)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 74

- Danny
Wednesday, 24 Adar 5770

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