“When you give your friend a loan of any amount… return his security to him…” (Devarim 24:10-13)
If an item was accepted as security for a loan, it has to be returned regularly, whenever the borrower may need it (Rambam, Hilchos Malveh 3:5). For example, if the security is a pillow, it should be returned every evening.
We learn from this mitzvah how sensitive we need to be to a person’s feelings and needs.
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