Bava Metzia 16 - When the Found Loan Document IS Returned (Finds)

If one finds a certified loan document in court, he should return it to the creditor. Usually, it is the creditor who certifies the note. If the borrower had repaid the money, he should have ripped the document right there, and if he didn't, he brought undue loss to himself.

According to the letter of the law, the land, once repossessed, need not be returned to the debtor when he wants to repay his loan. And it is only because of "You shall do that which is fair and good in the eyes of Godthat the Sages said the land must be returned.

Art: Letter rack with documents and miniature of Charles I -Edward Collier

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