Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mitzvah #83 - Borrowing with interest

One may not borrow anything from a fellow Jew, if one is expected to repay more than the original loan.

This includes money, goods and even services.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Don't borrow with interest" (Devarim 23:20)

The borrower also transgresses "Do not put a stumbling block" (Vayikra 19:14), since he causes the lender to sin.

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 55

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny
Thursday, 13 Shvat 5770

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