Saturday, February 13, 2021

Judeo-Arabic travelers' checks?

PROF. RABBI PHIL LIEBERMAN: 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.

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