Rivkah is an Administrator and English instructor at Assemble-Together eCampus. She has homeschooled her five children for the past fifteen years while providing a home on the run with her husband a veteran of the US Army. Her passion has always been creative writing; from a young age creating stories and poems. This passion for English led her to pursue her degree in English Single Subject with a speciality in Creative Writing at Humboldt State University. Aware of the need for accessible Day Schools and seeing a future where she may one day run or open such a school she received a Masters in Education Administration. Rivkah knows that providing a quality education affordably will allow the next generation to take their place as leaders in our communities.
The 285th prohibition is that we are forbidden from giving false testimony.
The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement,1 "Do not testify as a false witness (eid sheker) against your neighbor." This prohibition is repeated using a different expression,2 "as a perjurous witness" (eid shav).
Scripture3 dictates the punishment for one who violates this prohibition, "You must do the same to them as they plotted to do to their brother." The Mechilta says,4 "The verse, 'Do not testify as a false witness' is the prohibition regarding false witnesses (eidim zom'mim5)"
The punishment for violating this prohibition is lashes, as explained in the last chapter6 of tractate Makkos, where the details of this mitzvah are explained.
Papa was transferred to a skilled nursing facility over the Shabbat, he was exhausted and subdued all day yesterday, but today seems back to his new normal and wants to be doing something! This is good! We will see him this afternoon