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02-09-2010
Title:
Negative Commandment #55

Message:
Sefer Ha’mitzvos Ha’Katzar (The concise book of mitzvos)
By the Chofetz Chaim

This book lists the Torah mitzvos that can be observed today

Second Section – the Negative Commandments

55. It is a negative commandment "do not borrow money at interest from a Jew"

As it states in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 23:20, "You shall not give interest to your brother." This is a warning to the borrower. The borrower that transgresses this also transgresses the negative commandment in Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:14, "Do not place a stumbling block before a blind man."

This applies in all places and at all times, for men and for women.

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