Thursday, 15 September 2016
Bava Kamma 107: Belief in the Power of Chutzpah
Rash explains the expression differently. Perhaps when the lender did something so generous - offering a loan, which had no interest - the borrower would not be able to stomach lying to the lender's face. Others suggest that this ruling applies to circumstances other than loans, meaning that the accused was not always facing a wonderfully generous person. The borrow simply can't lie in front of someone who knows the truth.