Mitzvah #243 – Auspicious times and illusions

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It is forbidden to declare certain times as auspicious or inauspicious. Thus it’s forbidden to say “this time frame (hour, month, day, month) is a good time to do something” or “this time frame is not a good time to start some activity“.

Whoever plans his activities based on auspicious or inauspicious times, has transgressed this Mitzvah.

Also included in the Mitzvah is the sin of magical illusions by sleight of  hand; giving the impression one is doing something amazing, when in reality nothing is being done.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: “Do not act on the basis of auspicious times” (Vayikra 19:26)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim’s Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 166

 
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