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Medieval Times

Suftaja and the Laws of Interest in a Post-Biblical Economy

The Torah’s prohibition against loaning money with interest addresses a culture of subsistence farmers. Later Jews devised halakhic loopholes to enable them to make use of credit instruments such as the suftaja and to participate in market economies.

Prof. Rabbi

Phil Lieberman

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When God Punishes Israel: What Will the Gentiles Say?

Prof. Rabbi

Marty Lockshin

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