Monday, February 8, 2010

Mitzvah #90 - Taking collateral from a widow

One may never take collateral from a widow - whether she is rich or poor, and not even in Bet Din.

One who takes collateral from a widow is forced by Bet Din to return it.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "Do not take a widow's property as collateral " (Devarim 24:17)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 60

- Danny
Monday, 24 Shvat 5770

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