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You may be referring to the Chidushei Chasam Sofer on Bava Basra 57b. The gemara there states as follows: בעא מיניה ר' יוחנן מרבי בנאה... שלחן של ת"ח כיצד שני שלישי גדיל ושליש גלאי ועליו קערות וירק וטבעתו מבחוץ והא תניא טבעתו מבפנים לא קשיא הא דאיכא ינוקא הא דליכא ינוקא ואי בעית אימא הא והא דליכא ינוקא ולא קשיא הא דאיכא שמעא הא דליכא שמעא ואי בעית אימא ...


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Shulchan Aruch in Yoreh Deah siman 240 siff 5 says one is required to lose work in order to honor his parents, even though this will cause the child to end up needing to collect money for himself. However, this is only when the son has money to support himself that day, if he does not have even that much, he does not have to lose work.


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שלא נהנה מקופה של צדקה - שהוא דבר גנאי לאדם הגון: Rashi on sanhedrin 81a here It is shameful for a 'decent' person to live off charity.


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The Maharsham (vol. 3 ch. 206) writes: ובדין הכלה תוך ז״י המשחה ומלאכתה לחפור בגדים אם מותר לה לתפור בביתה הדבר פשוט לענ״ד שאם בעלה מסכים לזה אין חשש כלל דמצות התורה הוא על החתן שישמח אשתו וגם בזה יש דיעות דמהני מחילתה And regarding the case of a bride within the seven days of festivity, whose job is sewing clothing, addressing the issue of whether it ...


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Given that you wash your hands in the kitchen, I have found that bringing a piece of bread in a sandwich bag is a useful method. That way, you can wash, make the bracha, make hamotzi and take a bite immediately before going to your desk. Some kitchen areas have a place to sit and have a bite (eat a kazayis) as well. There is a video on The Laws Of Changing ...


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The allowance you reffer to is mentioned as a hetter concerning the acceptance not to sing as a zecher lichurban. Ever. There are specific instances where it applies and where it does not. See Shulchan Aruch o'ch 560 siff 3 and mishna berurah 13. Seemingly working in an office would be more comparable to a sheppard singing, or a woman doing her housework, ...


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The second link above has the list of priorities and parts one can skip if late, in order to sync with the rest of the mynian. But my understanding was always that one has to make up the missing parts by reciting them later alone (this is also mentioned in the Artscroll Siddur in the laws section #30). Applying this to someone late for a job would mean he ...


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Tosfos (Bava Kama 71a, sv אילו [starts the page before]) writes כיון שצריך לתת לה לצאת ידי שמים...חשיב אתנן ולא מתנה Since he has to give it to her, in order to fulfil his Heavenly obligation...it is considered to be an "אתנן" (and therefore forbidden as a korban), and not a gift. So payment for prostitution (a forbidden service, by all ...


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I think you are asking two questions Is it better to pray at a less than ideal time or after the limit? Is it better to pray with less kavana but at the ideal time or with more kavana at a "less than ideal" time? The answer to the first question is that, clearly, it is better to pray before the limit (most often understood as the shekia). The Gmara in ...


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When dealing with monetary issues, the Halacha usually is כמנהג המדינה, i.e. whatever common practice is in that specific location, unless specified otherwise in the worker's contract. In your specific example, סימן של"א - השוכר פועלים ינהג עמהם כמנהג המדינה in Choshen Mishpat would be closest: There it says: ב: מָקוֹם שֶׁנָּהֲגוּ לָזוּן, יָזוּן; ...


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He does not own or rent the space and has no legal or halachik right to it, therefore he is not obligated in a mezuzah. If he wanted to put one up, it could arguably be a problem since he might not be able to guarantee its respectful removal if he moved on from that job and forgot it there. (If he did, he would not make a bracha.)


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He could try, but I doubt he'd get very far. Rabbi Michael Broyde has written and spoken about this. Unless otherwise specified, we assume agreements are done k'minhag hamedina, according to the prevailing local practice. In the US, at least, employment is generally "at-will", which means a worker can be laid off with not justification needed. The one ...


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There is a (seemingly) little-known halakhah in the Mishneh Torah which leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination of whether or not it is desirable or permitted to make living from learning Torah. The Rambam writes the following in Hilkhoth Talmudh Torah 3:10: Everyone who determines in his heart that he will be occupied with learning Torah and will ...


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This is a rather complex question. I recommend gleaning what you can from this great article on the subject matter, and discussing this with a good rav. I will, bli neder try to do this with my rav. If possible, edit my answer afterwards. I shall summarize the article's main points. The source of not allowing Torah thoughts, reciting shema, etc, originates ...


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Prayers in the siddur that can be said before dawn: From Tefila Kehilchata 3 (8) If you get up after (halachic) midnight, you can say the morning blessings, except (1) “Elokai Neshomo ..” (2) “Hamaavir sheina” which can be said without Shem and Malchus and (3) “Hanosain Lasechvi” which should only be said after dawn. (O Ch 47 (13) MB [30]) 3 (11) ...


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If you are asking this question in terms of actual practice, then you should direct your question to your local, qualified Rav. The specifics of your situation would determine your practice. If you are asking is it possible for a woman to be permitted, the short answer is yes. The details of the reasoning behind the decision are found in Igrot Moshe, Volume ...


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Assuming the pie is actually edible and tasty (as opposed to shaving cream), if he is licking it and swallowing it, that is what the halachik definition of eating is. That his intent is otherwise should be irrelevant, as we find that even misasek (unintended action) by chalavim (forbidden fats) and arayot (forbidden sexual unions) is chayyiv (obligated) a ...


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 (גדולה מלאכה שמכבדת את בעליה" (נדרים מט, ע"ב". Although that does not mean that we are required to work, it encourages one to live a life with dignity. But in אבות דרבי נתן , chapter 11, we see that there may be a source in the torah itself: מלמד שיהא אדם אוהב את המלאכה ואל אדם יהי שונא את המלאכה. כשם שהתורה נתנה בברית, כך המלאכה נתנה בברית, ...


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No, (it may not be considered proper by some, but) there is no such specific restriction. There are several cases in the Tanach in which even "Gdolei Hador" have worked in various places, from Yaacov at Lavan's, Yosef at Pharaoh's palace and onward... When talking about a Mosque or a Church, one should know that there is a din restricting entrance to a ...


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Apparently only once. Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim siman 217 siff 1. No difference is made between welling in to buy or to sell. The Mishna Berurah brings an opinion not to make the bracha at all unless he has intention to derive pleasure, but disagrees with this being that the incense are made to be enjoyed and he is enjoying them. No mention is made of ...


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Halachipedia states: If one can’t take a job unless he doesn’t wear a Kippah at work, one doesn’t have to forfeit his job for this mitzvah. If they allow one to wear a regular hat one must wear such a hat. Also, when one enters another room or the marketplace one must put back on a Kippah even if one will be mocked as long as there is no concern ...


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There are many works that should not be done from Mincha Ketana on, with similar dinim to Chol HaMoed (except for Teffilin, for example if one puts on Rabbeinu Tam's one can of course do so then). Mincha Ketana is 2.5 shaos zmanios (proportional hours calculated according to the length of day) before shkiah (sundown). Consult a zmanim chart for the time ...



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