Lessons for Thursday, 24 Tevet, 5772

Positive Commandment 142 (Digest)

Collecting Loans from Gentiles

“From the foreigner you shall pursue a debt”—Deuteronomy 15:3.

We are commanded to press a gentile to repay a debt that he owes us, and not to have mercy on him [and give him an extension]—as we are  commanded regarding a Jew.

[This commandment only applies to a gentile who has not accepted upon himself the observance of the Seven Noahide Laws.]

המצווה הקמ”ב

הציווי שנצטווינו לנגוש את הנכרי וללחוץ עליו בתביעת החובות, כדרך שנצטווינו לחמול על ישראל והזהרנו מלנגשו.והוא אמרו יתעלה: “את הנכרי תגש” (שם שם, ג).
ולשון ספרי:

“את הנכרי תגש – זו מצוות עשה”.


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