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From http://www.rabbimanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Geneivat-Daat.pdf And sulchal aruch harav 12-26 I understand that it is forbidden to do an action with the intention to deceive But if the action you do is not with the intention to deceive and the person devices himself it is permitted (you do not need to worry what someone else is thinking) ...


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Generally, you should not lie. Sotah 42a makes it clear that those who lie (shakranim) do not merit the divine presence. Who are these shakranim? dafyomi.co.il translates it as follows: SHAKRANIM (9 categories): (a) One who lies in order to steal from or abuse others, thereby transgressing the prohibitions of "Lo Sigzol" and "Lo Soneh." (b) ...


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See Gemara BM 23b For Rab Judah said in the name of Samuel: In the following three matters learned men do conceal the truth: In matters of a tractate {they ask know you this Massechet at your fingertip and by humility he says "No!" (Rashi)}, bed {If they ask if he has a sexuel intercourse, he can hive a negative answer, even if it is not true, by modesty ...



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