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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

230 - DEMANDING PAYMENT FOR DEBTS AFTER THE SABBATICAL YEAR


Deuteronomy 15:2 -- “And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the LORD's release.”

Scripturally, this commandment is binding only in the Land of Israel, in times when the release of land i.e. the Jubilee is in force there. By Rabbinical law, however, it is binding at all places and in all times,* and it is not permissible to demand payment of debt after the Sabbatical Year has passed: the debt must be canceled.

* I.e. even to-day, when the law of the Jubilee is no longer binding in the Land of Israel

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