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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

281 - A JUDGE LISTENING TO ONE OF THE LITIGANTS IN THE ABSENCE OF ANOTHER


Exodus 23:1.7 -- 1 “You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. … 7 Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked.”

According to the sages: “There are three offences for which one is punished in this world and forfeits his portion in the World to Come. These are idolatry, incest and murder; but slander is equal to all the three put together… To indulge in slanderous talk is like a denial of the fundamental principle of religion, as it is written, who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own;* who is lord over us? (Psalms 12:4)”

* Mishneh Torah, Mada, Hilchoth Deoth VII, 3

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