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Teshuva for lying


Without intending to, I said something to my child’s teacher/babysitter that was untrue about him. (I was trying to think of an example of his ability in an area, and I said something that was an exaggeration and not true). Am I mechuyav to tell her and “take back” what I said? I don’t think it will have any impact and she’ll think its silly if I “rescind” my statement which was in passing. Thanks so much


If what you said wasn’t true then you have to do teshuva bein adom l’makom for lying. Regarding asking mechila, that only has to be done if the teacher was negatively effected by what you said, and since according to what you are saying she wasn’t, then there is no need to say anything to her.

Best Wishes

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