The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora
236 - BURROWING AT INTEREST
Jewish law recognizes two kinds of usury: (1) Fixed Increase ribbith ketzutzah, where interest in money is paid on a loan. This is forbidden by the Torah. Of interest under such an agreement has been paid by the debtor, it can be recovered. (2) The dust of increase avak ribith, where interest is paid in some indirect way, as where interest was not stipulated or mentioned when the loan was made, but was later paid gratuitously by the borrower, or where interest was paid by the borrower on the mere anticipation of a loan. This is forbidden by rabbinical law, and the interest is not recoverable.