Monthly Archive: ט״ז בכסלו תש״ע – Thu, Dec 3, 2009



I I noticed that there are two types of middos — intransitive and transitive. I mean those terms in the grammatical sense: Intransitive middos have no object, no specific target. Sadness is what I would call an intransitive middah, as it’s a state of mind rather than part of a relationship with another. Transitive ones express an attitude toward an...


Qitzur Shulchan Arukh – 180:7-9

ז: הַמַּלְוֶה אֶת חֲבֵרוֹ וְהִתְנָה עִמּוֹ שֶׁלֹּא תְשַׁמְּטֶנּוּ ֹשְבִיעִית, אֲפִלּוּ הָכִי מְשַׁמַּטְתּוֹ. אֲבָל אִם הִתְנָה עִמּוֹ ֹשֶלֹּא יַשְׁמִיט הוּא חוֹב זֶה, אֲפִלּוּ הָיָה זֶה בִּשְׁנַת הַשְׁמִטָּה, אֵינָהּ מְשַׁמַּתּוֹ. וְכֵן אִם כָּתַב בִּשְׁטָר לְשׁוֹן פִּקָּדוֹן, אֵינָה מְשַׁמֶּטֶת Someone who lend his friend and made with him the condition that the seventh year would not retire [anything] of his, even so [this...


Qitzur Shulchan Arukh – 180:3-6

ג:הַמַּלְוֶה אֶת חֲבֵרוֹ עַל הַמַּשְׁכּוֹן, אֵינוֹ מְשׁמֵּט. וְאִם הִלְוָהוּ עַל מַשְׁכּוֹן קַרְקַע, יֵשׁ בָּזֶה חִלוּקֵי דִינִים [However, in contrast to the loans in the previous halakhah,] someone who lends to his friend on a collateral, it does not undergo shemittah. But if he lent it with ground as collateral, there are diverse rulings. ד: עָרֵב שֶׁפָּרַע לַמַּלְוֶה, וְקֹדֶם שֶׁפָּרַע הַלֹּוֶה לְהֶעָרֵב הִגִּיעָה...