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What’s Mine is Yours and What’s Yours is Yours

Jul 22, 2020 |

While much of our parsha deals with the laws of Yovel and Shemittah, it closes with warnings against ribbis, (interest) ona’ah (monetary deception), and gezel (thievery). In an astounding lesson, the Mei HaShiloach explains the connection between the messages of Yovel and Shemittah and these financial prohibitions in his inimitable, wondrous manner. In Pirkei Avos, Chazal teach that a person whose interpersonal relationships are founded upon the dual notion of “Sheli shelach v’shelcha shelach”, “What’s mine is yours and what’s…

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