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Bava Metzia 70: Charging Interest Non-Jews

How being an orphan (minor) changes the terms of the prohibition against interest. Also, a new mishnah: fixed costs on what becomes a loan (via caring for an animal as an investment) cannot be paid back differently – to a Jew. When dealing with a non-Jew, extra payment is indeed allowed.

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