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Daily Mitzvah

Negative Commandment 235

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Negative Commandment 235 (Digest)
Lending with Interest

"You shall not give him your money for interest, nor may you give him your food for increase"Leviticus 25:37.

It is forbidden to issue a loan – whether money or any other item – to a fellow Jew if it involves charge of interest.

Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
Someone once said to my father, "The Alter Rebbe's chassidim were always keeping count." My father took a great liking to the saying, and he commented: "That idea characterizes a person's service of G-d. The hours must be 'counted hours,' then the days will be 'counted days.' When a day passes one should know what he has accomplished and what remains yet to be done... In general, one should always see to it that tomorrow should be much better than today."
  –Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (Hayom Yom, Iyar 1)
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