Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mitzvah #262 - Don't delay; keep your promise

It's forbidden to delay the fulfillment of a promise.

One does not transgress "delaying" until all 3 festivals (Pessach, Shavuoth and Succoth) has gone by.

However, when pledging to give Tzedaka, one transgresses "delaying" as soon as one meets someone who deserves to get the charity, or a representative of the institution one pledged the money to.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "When you promise... do not delay its fulfillment" (Devarim 23:22)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 185

Shabbat Shalom uMevorah

- Danny
Thursday, 27 Marcheshvan 5771

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