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Sidestepping the issue as to whether or not diet soda uses artificial sweeteners or corn syrup, lets go with the assumption that it's corn syrup. Yes you can drink it, because corn (and its derivatives) isn't actual chametz, so there is no obligation to sell it during Passover. Therefore a can of soda is permissible even if it wasn't sold during Passover. ...


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in the shaar bitachon intro: Another benefit for the one who trusts in the Al-mighty, is that his trust will lead him to the following: to not serve other than G-d to not hope in any man, nor expect from anyone (Micha 5:6). to not work to win their approval. to not flatter them. to not agree with them in what is not the service of G-d ...


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Lets consider: Abraham, a just man, was self employed and prospered greatly. So much so that he and lot had to part ways for the land could nto sustain them both. Jacob worked for Laban who appears to have been most unscrupulous in his dealings with Jacob. But Jacob prospered no matter which way Laban sought to take advantage of him. Daniel was ...


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I don't see quite how this question makes sense, as is there a real difference between employment and self employment besides in the modern legal sense? If a person is "in business" aka self-employed, he still takes on jobs for individuals and is accountable to them for an albeit shorter period of time. The added proof you mentioned that he must hire ...


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The passuk says in Bereishis, vayishalech Chanoch es elokim ve'eneno ki le'kacho elokim. Chanoch walked with God and he is no longer as God took him. The medrash explains Chanoch was a cobbler and with every stitch he made he was meyached yichudim le'kono, he created unity for his creator. The Michtav me'Eliyahu explains this cannot possibly mean he had ...


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If the Jew has to put himself in the head-space of the dancers to produce the music then (1) should be assur because of kedoshim tiheyu, perushim min ha'arayos.



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