Rabbi Kim Ettlinger

When a Debtor Does Not Repay

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein

Ki Teitzei has a treasury of Jewish legal and ethical literature, including a discussion of lenders and debtors. When a debt is not repaid, the lender is forbidden from entering the debtor's home without permission to retrieve the security. The rule poses challenges both for lenders and debtors.