Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mitzvah #112 - Kosher witnesses

A Bet Din may not accept witnesses who intentionally do not keep all aspects of Jewish law.

If one knows that the other witness is not Kosher, but the Bet Din do not, then one may not give testimony.

Similarly, if one knows that the 2nd witness will lie, one may not testify.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not give a hand to a wicked person to be a witness" (Shemot 23:1)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 75

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 25 Adar 5770

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