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Negative Commandment 237

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Negative Commandment 237 (Digest)
Participation in a Loan in which Interest is Charged

"You shall not impose interest upon him"Exodus 22:24.

We are forbidden from taking any active part in a loan that involves interest. We may not be the guarantor or witness for such a loan, nor may we act as the scribe who records it. (In addition to the prohibition against lending with interest, the borrower transgresses this prohibition too).

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.
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And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom G-d knew face to face; [who equaled] all the signs and wonders, which G-d had sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and all his servants, and to all his land; and all the strong hand, and all the great awe, which Moses performed before the eyes of all Israel
  –Deuteronomy 34:10-12
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