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- It's a biblical mitzvah to lend to a Jew who is need of borrowing money  even if he is rich but doesn't have the money right now. Additionally it's a greater mitzvah than giving tzedaka because the receiver isn't embarrassed.
- There's a mitzvah to lend out objects that another Jew is in need of borrowing.
- The measure for this mitzvah is each person according to their abilities.
- It is permitted to ask someone to repay a loan unless they are extremely poor and can't pay it back even if they sold most of their property.
- Shemot 22:24
- Ahavat Chesed (authored by the Chafetz Chaim) 1:1
- Ahavat Chesed 1:2 explains that even though this doesn't fit into the category of the mitzvah to lend money but it certainly fulfills a mitzvah of chesed.
- Ahavat Chesed 1:4