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Source that you can't tell your wife not to lend to others

Kesubos 72a תניא נמי הכי המדיר את אשתו שלא תשאל ושלא תשאיל נפה וכברה ריחים ותנור יוציא ויתן כתובה מפני שמשיאה שם רע בשכינותיה Someone who imposes a vow on his wife that she may not borrow or lend ...
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If shemittah passed, is it still honorable to repay a debt?

Mishnah Shevi'it 10:9: הַמַּחֲזִיר חוֹב בַּשְּׁבִיעִית, רוּחַ חֲכָמִים נוֹחָה מִמֶּנּוּ. One who repays his debts after the seventh year, the sages are pleased with him.
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"Karka Einah Nigzeles" (land can't be stolen) - really?

The gemara in Bava Kamma 117b brings a machlokes between R' Elazar and the Sages. If someone steals (gozel) a field, what happens if the field is then flooded? R' Elazar holds that the thief must ...
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Why isn't borrowing from non-Jews forbidden because of Devarim 15:6?

This is not a command, it is a blessing that will occur as a result of following the halachos of Shmittah which preceded this verse. It is not that you will be forbidden to borrow, but that you will ...
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Does a Gemach that lends money need a Prozbul?

In Choshen Mishpat 67:28 it is written that minor orphans do not require prozbul, because their guardians are batei din, and the source for this ruling is on Bava Kamma 36b–37a (see also Gittin 37a). ...
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Repaying a loan and processing fees

Your question was asked here. The question was As a Company we accept payments from customers made via their credit cards. We are charge by the bank for each transaction a fee of 0.67% of the ...
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Can someone keep something he borrowed from an owner or place that no longer exists?

Assuming that at some point you were supposed to return the object, then when the due-date passed you were technically stealing that object. As we see in the Rambam הלכות גזלה ואבדה - פרק שמיני, you ...
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What recourse is available for someone whose property was seized by a creditor of the seller?

The Shulchan Aruch (choshen mishpat 225:1) says: כל המוכר עבד או קרקע או מטלטלין הרי זה חייב באחריותן כיצד אם בא אחד והוציא המקח מיד הלקוח מחמת המוכר חוזר הלוקח ונוטל כל הדמים שנתן מן המוכר שהרי נלקח ...
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Can I return a borrowed item to a man's wife?

Nedarim 88a: מתני׳ המדיר הנאה מחתנו והוא רוצה לתת לבתו מעות אומר לה הרי המעות האלו נתונין לך במתנה ובלבד שלא יהא לבעליך רשות בהן אלא מה שאת נושאת ונותנת בפיך ‎MISHNA: With regard to one who ...
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If shemittah passed, is it still honorable to repay a debt?

It's perfectly OK, as Joel K already answered, and actually the lender may even peer pressure him to do so. However, the money needs to be given as a gift, and not as repayment of the loan, otherwise, ...
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Lent half a shekel to a kohen, or gave as a present?

Melehes Shlomo quotes Rav Shlomo Surelio that lending the Cohen does not require a Kalbon (i.ewhen one pays a full Shekel for himself and the Kohen expecting the Kohen to pay him back half a Shekel) ...
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Is it kosher to invest in cToken loans if it might lead to Jews paying interest?

I am not going to give a Psak but here are some observations: From Halachipedia "It is forbidden to charge or take interest from an individual Jew or group of Jews. Some poskim allow borrowing or ...
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Were tithes paid on mortgaged land?

Actually, there's a legal distinction between different types of tithes. This is discussed in the mishnah, Bikkurim 2:3. Bikkurim (from Deuteronomy 26:1-2, which you quoted) are only brought from ...
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Why do we care about a cow loan?

The first line of Nedarim 4:6 states: המודר הנאה מחבירו לא ישאילנו Reuven who takes a vow to forbid benefit from Shimon shouldn't lend [items] to him The Tiferet Yisrael's explains this to mean: ...
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Borrower loses one item of a set or pair - what do they pay?

Rav Tzvi Shpitz in his Mishpetei HaTorah vol 1:pg 86 was asked if a person borrowed a pair of shoes or earings and lost one from the pair what do they have to pay? Before the damage a pair cost 100 ...
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Incident where moshe witnesses someone being killed and asked hashem why bad things happen to good people

I'm not sure if this is quite what you are looking for, but the Talmud discusses Moshe's question about bad things happening to good people (and vice versa). Berachos 7a: וא"ר יוחנן משום ר' יוסי ...
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Borrowing without permission?

The Mishna Berura in siman 14 sif 4 talks about borrowing a talis in a shul without permission. He brings down a number of reasons to limit the heter to do so (the Pri Megadim says that we don't rely ...
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Can I improve something I borrow?

The Chofetz Chaim in Ahavat Chessed part 2 chapter 22 writes about a borrower He must beware not to break the terms stipulated by the lender. If he does, he is termed a gazlan (robber). He may ...
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