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Parshas Ki Tetze


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 35 5772

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
August 31, 2012 – 13 Elul 5772
7:09 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 8:14 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Ki Tetze
Weekly Haftara: Roni Akara, Aniya Soara (Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5)
Daf Yomi: Berachos 30
Mishna Yomit: Nedarim 1:4 – 2:1
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 113:4-6
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Korban Pesach chap. 9 – Hilchos Korban Chagigah 1
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:25 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:38 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 1-2

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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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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