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Daily Mitzvah (Rambam)

Day 303: Positive Commandment 198

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Positive Commandment 198 (Digest)
Taking Interest from a Gentile

"Take interest from the gentile"Deuteronomy 23:21.

When issuing a loan to a non-Jew, we are commanded to charge interest. [This commandment only applies to a non-Jew who has not accepted upon himself the Seven Noahide Laws.] The Sages enacted various restrictions to this mitzvah [such as forbidding the charging of outright interest].

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And G‑d said to Abram . . . “Raise your eyes and see, from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward. For all the land that you see I will give to you and to your seed, to eternity . . . Rise, walk in the land, to its length and to its breadth, for I will give it to you.”
  –Genesis 13:14–17
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