Is lying always a bad thing? While I’ve admittedly told a white lie or two to get out of awkward situations, I have always wondered if lying is actually ok.
In today’s vlog episode of “The Big Ten,” I investigated whether the 9th Commandment, “Do not testify as a false witness against your neighbor,” is still relevant in 2023 and how getting into the habit of lying can impact larger areas of life.

00:00 Intro
01:42 The 9th Commandment: “Do No Testify Falsely”
02:14 The commandment not to lie at all
02:56 Why do white lies matter?
04:05 The snowball effect of lying
06:14 Lying disconnects people
07:18 The pursuit of truth
07:41 Is it ever okay to lie?
08:32 Outro

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Executive Producers:
Shalom Schwartz
Nitzan Bergman

Gold Level:
Lauren & Ezra Kest
Charles Crane Family Foundation
In loving memory of Ezriel ben David z”l

Bronze Level:
Alon and Rosana Miller

This video was co-produced by The Aseret Movement and OpenDor Media. The Aseret Movement is devoted to introducing and teaching people, regardless of affiliation, to the Ten Commandments as a simple and profound way to live a meaningful life. For more information go to
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