Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mitzvah #82 - Lending with interest

One may not lend anything to a fellow Jew if the repayment is larger than the loan.

This includes money, goods and even services.

The lender transgresses 4 sins.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not charge him interest" (Shmot 22:24, Vayikra 25:36; Vayikra 25:37, twice)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 54

- Danny
Wednesday, 12 Shvat 5770

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