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09-20-2012
Title:
Negative Commandment #175

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

175. It is a negative commandment "do not make a false prophecy in the Name of G-d"

As it states in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18:20, "but the prophet who speaks in My name which I did not command him to speak." This means that no person shall say words were prophetically given to him by G-d when G-d did not speak them. A person who transgresses this and prophesizes falsely is given the death penalty of strangulation.

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

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