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Daily Mitzvah

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
A common misconception is that teshuvah ("repentance") is simply an antidote to sin, and thus applies only to sinners and lowly people. In truth, teshuvah is the soul's return to and restoration of its original purity, and applies to every soul that has descended into the human state.
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
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