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1. Rav Huna 2. Question on Hebrew Charts
DAF DISCUSSIONS - BAVA METZIA 70

battat albert asked:

shalom

be daf 70 amud 2 bessofo neemar ''?mar rav nachman amar li huna lo

nitsrecha ela deafilu ribit de nocri '' rashi sheyisrael notel min

hanocri yored letimayon/

kashe lehavin haim assur lehalvot legoi beribit.

halo neemar lanocri tashich.

veod nifsak lehalacha beshulchan aruch shel baal hatania '' hilchot ribit

seif katan 75 '' umitsva min hatora likach ribit min hagoi veassur

lehalvot lo bechinam vechulo ayen sham.

gam harambam be hilchot mishpatim hilchot malve velove perek 5 halacha 1

omer:'' umitsva asse lehashich lagoy..... zu mitsva asse veze din tora''

toda raba merosh

yorenu hamore

albert battat

battatbattat@yahoo.com

[Summary of question: Rashi explains Rav Huna's statement, quoted by Rav Huna, to be saying that a Jew who takes Ribis from a Nochri is "Yored l'Timyon."

This is difficult to understand. Is it Asur to lend to a Nochri with interest? But the verse says "la'Nochri Tashich!" Furthermore, the Shulchan Aruch writes that it is *Asur* to lend to them *without* interest, and the Rambam writes that it is a Mitzvah to lend to them with interest!]

The Kollel replies:

The Gemara was of the opinion that the Pasuk gives a *Heter* to lend to a Nochri with Ribis, and it is not a *Chiyuv* to lend to him with Ribis. As for the Isur of "Lo Sechanem," since one does not need to lend to a Nochri at all, there is no problem of "Lo Sechanem.

The Rambam and Shulchan Aruch write the Halachah *le'Maskana*. Nevertheless, see Makos 24a, where the Gemara says that it is not a good idea to lend to a Nochri with Ribis lest one become accustomed to it.

D. Zupnik