י״ט במרחשון ה׳תשפ״א
- If a Jew would like to borrow a utensil for free and the non-Jew wants to rent the same utensil, one is not obligated to lend it to the Jew. This is true even if there will only be a small profit from renting it to the non-Jew. However, if the Jew needs this tool for the purpose of his livelihood (i.e., to use it to earn money), then he is required to lend it to him because of the law of, When your brother becomes impoverished… you must come to his aid so that he can live with you (Vayikra 25:35).
I. A man and a woman who are seeking a loan — if both are poor then the woman comes first [unless the man is a relative of the lender]. But if they are not poor, then the man comes first.
Hashem says to you what is the best and what he demand from you, just do good deeds and Ahavas Chessed and meekness with Elokecha (Micha 6,8) 1
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