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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 107: Negative Commandment 248, 249

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Negative Commandment 248 (Digest)
Denying a Debt

"Do not deny"Leviticus 19:11.

It is forbidden for a person to deny a debt that he owes or to deny that a person entrusted him an object for safekeeping.

Negative Commandment 249 (Digest)
Swearing Falsely in Denial of a Debt

"Do not lie to each other"Leviticus 19:11.

It is forbidden to take a false oath in denial of a debt or any other financial obligation.

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Daily Quote
This must be the house of G‑d, and this is the gate of heaven . . .
  –Jacob, upon waking from his “angels on the ladder” dream on Mount Moriah (Genesis 28:17)
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