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The Sources say that you may lie to -save a life [Yoma 84b], -keep the peace [Yevamot 65b; also Bava Metzia 87a], -make people feel good [Ketubot 16b-17a], -appear humble and modest [Bava Metzia 23b-24a], and -protect yourself from loss or harm [Mishna Nedarim 27b-28a; Sotah 41b; Yevamot 65b and 63a; Sukkah 46b]. In all other situations, lying is ...


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