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Day 300: 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
"And these are the laws which you shall set before them..." (Exodus 21:1). The phrase "and these" implies that they are a continuation of what is written before. This is to teach us that just as the laws written above (the Ten Commandment) are from Sinai, so, too, are these (the logical laws of Mishpatim) from Sinai.
  –Rashi's commentary
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