Recent controversies in Jewish newspapers about mortgage companies which are lacking a heter iska have brought the topic of ribbis into the forefront of people’s minds. The controversy raises many interesting questions about this important mitzvah. Who does it apply to? Are corporations liable or only individuals? How does it jive with the modern financial system? How can you avoid ribbis when taking a bank loan, investing or signing a business deal?
The Torah Live Ribbis series answers all these questions and more. In honor of this week’s parsha, Behar, in which the prohibition is mentioned, you can watch the series for free for the rest of the week!Take advantage of the fact that everyone’s talking about ribbis these days (whether they realize it or not) and educate your students and congregants on how to keep this mitzvah in the twenty-first century.