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Parshas Chukas


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 26 5772
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
June 29, 2012 – 9 Tammuz 5772
8:11 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 9:26 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Chukas
Weekly Haftara: VeYiftach HaGil’adi (Judges 11:1-33)
Daf Yomi: Nidah 39
Mishna Yomit: Yevamos 15:6-7
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 74:4-6
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Arachin v’Charamim chap. 8 – Hilchos Kilayim 2
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:19 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:13 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 5

About the Author: Rabbi Yaakov Klass, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at yklass@jewishpress.com.


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Question: I recently loaned money to a friend who has been able to repay only part of it. This was an interest-free loan. We exchanged a signed IOU, not a proper shtar with witnesses, since I have always trusted her integrity and only wanted a document that confirms what was loaned and what was repaid. Now that shemittah is approaching, what should I do? Should I forgive the loan? And if my friend is not able to repay it, may I deduct the unpaid money from my ma’aser requirement?

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Question: I recently loaned money to a friend who has been able to repay only part of it. This was an interest-free loan. We exchanged a signed IOU, not a proper shtar with witnesses, since I have always trusted her integrity and only wanted a document that confirms what was loaned and what was repaid. Now that shemittah is approaching, what should I do? Should I forgive the loan? And if my friend is not able to repay it, may I deduct the unpaid money from my ma’aser requirement?

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Question: I recently loaned money to a friend who has been able to repay only part of it. This was an interest-free loan. We exchanged a signed IOU, not a proper shtar with witnesses, since I have always trusted her integrity and only wanted a document that confirms what was loaned and what was repaid. Now that shemittah is approaching, what should I do? Should I forgive the loan? And if my friend is not able to repay it, may I deduct the unpaid money from my ma’aser requirement?

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