-  Prohibition

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Do not deny a monetary claim

 

 “Do not deal falsely” Vayikra 19:11

 

This is a warning against the denial of articles of value worth a coin of minimal amount and above.

 

It includes all kinds of monetary matters-

Something entrusted for safekeeping, a loan, whether he robbed or cheated him, a lost object that has not been returned.

 

If he was sued for it and he gave a false denial, he violates this prohibition and becomes disqualified from being a witness.

 

This applies in all places at all times.

Do not deny a monetary claim