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Risk and Faith in Heter Iska – Gefet

Gefet: Gemara, Perushim and Tosfot

An in-depth (Iyun) Gemara shiur with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni and Shalhevet Schwartz (Episode 82)

While we left behind the laws of loans and interest a few weeks ago, our perek gives us an opportunity to turn back and understand one of the mechanisms that allows for us to follow the prohibition of ribit (interest) in a functional modern economy. What is heter iska? How can I take out a mortgage or incur credit card debt without violating the issur of ribit? join us as we explore these questions together.

Bava Metzia 104

Gefet with Rabbanit Yael Shimoni and Shalhevet Schwartz is in collaboration with Yeshivat Drisha

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Shalhevet Schwartz

Shalhevet Schwartz studies at Yeshivat Drisha in Kfar Etzion. She also works as an Editorial Associate at Sefaria. Before arriving at Drisha, Shalhevet served as a Research and Program Coordinator at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she focused on supporting the work of the Kogod Research Center, the Institute鈥檚 think tank. She received her BA from Yale University, where she graduated in 2021 with a degree in philosophy, and has also learned at Migdal Oz. Shalhevet has spent several summers working in experiential Jewish education at Camp Stone, most recently in the roles of Rosh Moshava (Head Counselor) and Rosh Beit Midrash, and last year taught a weekly Gemara shiur at Columbia University Hillel.
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