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Day 105: 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
In sukkot [huts] you shall dwell for seven days . . . in order that your generations shall know that I made the children of Israel dwell in sukkot when I took them out of the land of Egypt.
  –Leviticus 23:42–43
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