Money

Question: If someone owes you money and does not want to pay is it permissible to take it from them without their knowledge Answer: Under normal circumstances one must go… Read more »

04/09/2016

Loan Repayment

You have $150. You have to pay your gas bill ($125), electricity bill ($80), you owe your friend money ($100) , and you owe your parents money ($150). You lost… Read more »

04/02/2016

Borrower Crashed the Car

Our office arranges leases of cars for certain employees, but all employees are covered by the insurance policy. The policy states that for one accident in 3 years the driver… Read more »

16/02/2014

Paying Old Debt

Many years ago i once took a loaf of bread from a makolet before it opened as the bread was outside. I cant remember if I ever went back to… Read more »

18/01/2014

Changing Creditor

Status disclaimer: I think my mother is Jewish but I have no proof sufficient for me to seek recourse to any Jewish help with this issue. Problem: I have U.S…. Read more »

02/08/2013

Loan in Converted Euros

Good morning I filled a Eurocard to the value of 300 euros paying about 12.57 South African rands per euro. The bank has a condition that if one reconverts what’s… Read more »

22/06/2013

Borrowed Car Seat

Someone borrowed a car seat from our car seat gemach, probably about/over a month ago, and hasn’t returned it yet. They gave us a deposit (cash, so we don’t have… Read more »

15/03/2013

Claiming Father’s Debt

Dear Sir(s), My parents loaned my sister and brother-in-law over $200K, interest free, back in 1993 to purchase their new home. They made initial payments on the loan, but as… Read more »

26/08/2012

Liens on Cars

Thanks for answering my previous question. Another question that we have in our Shulchan Aruch shiur is the case of a Lien: We are learning Choshen Mishpat and we are… Read more »

27/01/2011

Personal Bankruptcy

Question: If a person experiences difficult financial times and begins to fall behind in his/her credit card payments. Is it halachally permissible to declare personal bankruptcy? Thanks Answer: It would… Read more »

02/09/2010

Mechiloh

Question: A friend borrowed some money and I have a signed document to prove it. I have decided to forgo the debt and let my friend keep it as a… Read more »

02/09/2010