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Why Does the Torah Prohibit Interest? חבורה בענין טעם איסור רבית לישראל, ומצות (ואיסור) רבית לגוי

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Oct 10, 2018
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Series: Yadin Yadin

Venue: YU Wilf Campus YU Wilf Campus

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Halacha:
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References: Bava Metzia: 61a Bava Metzia: 61b Bava Metzia: 71a Shulchan Aruch: Yoreh Deah 159 

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Jewish tradition prohibits charging interest to Jews, and has a complex set of permissions, injunctions, and prohibitions regarding the charging of interest to gentiles. What is the basis of this prohibition, and how might it vary among different populations? This Chaburah considers these questions at some length.

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