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The Torah states "Midvar Sheker Tirchak" (stay away from falsehood). However during certain situations, such as maintaining peace or avoiding ayin hara, it is permissible to lie.

Is there a leniency to allow deceit when your reputation is on the line?

  • What scenarios are we talking about wife? Work? Children? – Shoel U'Meishiv May 31 '15 at 10:30
  • Maybe you should edit that in to clarify – Shoel U'Meishiv May 31 '15 at 10:34
  • Let's say work or shidduchim.. – Ani Yodea May 31 '15 at 10:34
  • I am curious to know if there's ever a leniency I don't want to limit it to one particulars case. – Ani Yodea May 31 '15 at 10:35
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    @cham I'm not sure someone lying to make a shidduch between two men can be considered revelatory about the view of the Torah...;) – Loewian May 31 '15 at 17:44

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