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07-21-2009
Title:
Negative Commandment #27

Message:
Sefer Ha’mitzvos Ha’Katzar (The concise book of mitzvos)
By the Chofetz Chaim

This book lists the Torah mitzvos that can be observed today

Second Section – the Negative Commandments

27. It is a negative commandment "do not to prophesize in the name of an idol"

As it states in Shemos (Exodus) 23:13, "Do not mention the names of other gods." A person who transgresses this deserves the death penalty by strangulation. This is true even if he spoke the name of the idol following Jewish law to say that something that is impure is impure or something that is pure is pure.

This applies in all places and at all times, for men and for women.

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