Pisqa’ 276

Pisqa’ 2761


“Should you ever lend on pledge to your kinsman” (Dt.24:10).

I might infer only that

[the subject here is] a lender.

On what basis do I include under this rule

[other kinds of loans,]

such as a worker’s back-wages,

or a shop-keeper’s extension of credit [to a customer]?

The Teaching states:

“A loan secured by a pledge of any kind” (Dt.24:10).


“You may not enter his house” (Dt.24:10)—

is it possible to say that

[a creditor] may not seize the pledge

while in [the debtor’s] house,

but he may seize the property while outside?

The Teaching states:

“To seize any article of his, you must stand outside” (Dt.24:10).2

Is it possible to say that

he may not seize the pledge while outside,

but he may seize the pledge while inside?

The Teaching states:

“You must stand outside” (Dt.24:10)—

[if so, under what circumstances may the creditor

seize the article serving to secure the loan]?

When He says:

“Then the man . . . shall bring out the pledged article to you” (Dt.24:11)—

the point is to include the agent of the court

[as the man who may enter the debtor’s

house on behalf of the creditor].

  1. H:269;JN2:221.
  2. cf. M.BM.9:13; T.BM.10:8