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Capital Calls & Ribbis

Capital Calls & Ribbis Preferred Equity: Why Don’t the Elements of Risk Take Away Potential Ribbis Issues? Rabbi Yosef Dovid Josilowsky Case: Reuven and Shimon create a business partnership. One of the terms was as follows. If the business ever…

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Ribbis and Convertible Notes

Rabbi Yosef Dovid Josilowsky Question: In the previous sessions, we have discussed investment issues in halacha and in particular with regard to the prohibition of ribbis (forbidden interest). Another common question that arises relates to what is known as a…

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May One Convert a Loan Into Equity?

Rabbi Yosef Dovid Josilowsky   Case: Reuven lent $1,000 to Shimon, but rather than asking for the money to be returned, Shimon suggested that Reuven use the money towards a 50-50 business partnership between the two of them.  Question: Would…

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