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Daily Mitzvah

Day 327: Negative Commandment 285

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Negative Commandment 285 (Digest)
False Testimony

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor"Exodus 20:13.

It is forbidden to testify falsely.

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
The day begins with Modeh Ani ("I acknowledge before You, living and eternal King, that You restored my soul to me; great is Your faithfulness"). This is said before the morning washing of the hands, even while the hands are ritually impure (and all other prayers cannot be said). The deeper reason for this is that all the impurities in the world do not defile a Jew's "I acknowledge" before G-d; he might lack one thing or another, but his Modeh Ani remains intact.
  –The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Hayom Yom for Shevat 11)
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