Do not lend upon usury to thy brother
19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money (נֶשֶׁךְ כֶּסֶף), usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: Psa 14:5.
20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. Deu 15:3.
Thou shalt lend unto many nations
1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. Exo 21:2. Lev 25:4. Jer 34:14.
2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release.
3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;
4 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it: Srh 4:1.
5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day. Deu 28:1-2.
6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee. Deu 28:11-12.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: Exo 22:25. Lev 25:35. Mat 5:42.
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Mat 5:42.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. 2Co 6:15.
10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. Mat 5:42. Luk 6:30.
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. Mat 26:11.
Aspiration of pseudo-Christian Europe to the temple of Mammon
People talk of the Jewish question, but essentially the entire matter boils down to one fact, evoking a question not about Jewry but about Christendom. This fact can be expressed and explained briefly. What modern Europe is principally interested in is money; as the Jews are masters of monetary affairs, they are naturally sovereign in modern Europe. And so it is that after centuries of antagonism, Christendom and Judaism have finally found reconciliation through one common interest, in one common passion for money. But here too a vital difference emerges between them, to the credit of Judaism, but to the shame of pseudo-Christian Europe, the difference thanks to which money liberates and magnifies the Jews but binds and debases us. The point is that Jews are not bound to money solely on account of its material benefits but because they regard money as the main weapon for securing the triumph and glory of Israel, that is, for the triumph, in their understanding, of God’s cause on earth. For besides a passion for money, Jews have another distinction: a firm mutual unity in the name of a common faith and a common law. Only thanks to this does money benefit them, for when wealth and greatness come to this or that Jew, it enriches and exalts all of Judaism, the whole house of Israel. In the meantime, Enlightenment Europe espouses money not as a means to attaining some high common goal but solely for the sake of those material blessings which money brings to each of its separate owners. And so we can see that Enlightenment Europe serves money, while Judaism subordinates to itself both money and money-serving Europe. Consequently, progressive European attitudes to Judaism have turned into a parody, as it were, of the prophetic biblical image: ten heathens grasp the hem of one Jew and beg him to lead them into the Temple, not however of YHWH, but of Mammon; for they have as little interest in YHWH as in Christ.