originally published on July 21, 2012
Courtesy of Derech Emet..
Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky (born 1891/2/28, died 1986/3/10) was asked if it is permitted to lie in order to receive benefits from a government program.
His answer was an emphatic: NO!!
Then the questioner said: But many Gentiles do it!
The Rabbi explained:
They did not stand at Mount Sinai when the Torah was revealed!
SOURCE: page XXI of Chofetz Chaim Lessons in Truth
by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman, published by ArtScroll
in September 2001
Shalom and Regards,