Truth & Lies Discussion with Rabbi Ron

Sunday, 11/18, 7pm @ KBR

The Torah makes it clear that truth and truthfulness are very important character traits. However, we sometimes find ourselves in situations that put us on the spot. We may have to answer direct questions about ourselves or others. We may need to give someone information to protect their interests, but what if that information contains details that seem like we are speaking derogatorily of another person?
Are we allowed to lie?
Are we allowed to change the details of a story to protect ourselves or others?
Is a white lie better (or worse!) than a whopper?
Is it ever a mitzvah to lie?!
We will analyze this question based on Torah and Talmudic sources, and discuss potential situations that could arise today.