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Negative Commandment 61

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Negative Commandment 61 (Digest)
Violating Oaths

"Do not swear falsely by My Name"Leviticus 19:12.

It is forbidden to violate an oath which one makes obligating himself to do or not to do a certain action (unless the fulfillment of the oath involves violating a religious precept).


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote

A groan which arises from physical misfortune, G-d forbid, is also a great teshuvah (repentance; return to G-d); how much more so then is a groan arising from spiritual distress...

  –Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch (1834-1882)
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