Do Not Take G-d's Name in Vain

The Third Commandment

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Do Not Take G-d's Name in Vain: The Third Commandment

"You shall not take the name of the Lord your G-d in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain."
Ten Commandments 3  
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Divine Names, Oath (Shvua)

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David Bennett Cambridge, UK December 22, 2020

A second question: What is the source for the rule that we do not swear an oath but only affirm?

Thank you. Reply

David Bennett Cambridge, UK December 22, 2020

Thank you, that was very nice.

As Jews affirm and do not take oaths, what is the form of an affirmation? And what does a Jew do when he is called to give testimony? Does he simply say his piece, or does he affirm? And what if any is the difference when called before a Rabbinic court versus a secular court? Reply

Kayo Kaneko Tokyo April 1, 2014

Walking with G-d Todah rabah for such an inspiring shiur. Especially the story from Chofetz Chaim is very nice. Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn July 5, 2013

3 days without sleep Apparently it has been scientifically proven that people can stay awake for longer than 3 days without any sleep. So it seems that that statement of our sages must not be absolute, but is rather a general statement which applies to the vast majority of people. Reply

Anonymous May 28, 2013

The 10 commandments series Rabbi Raskin's class is always uplifting.
I appreciate the the deeper understanding of the 10 commandments gained from this
class and look forward to watching the rest of the classes from this series. Reply