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there is no clear cut answer. if one wants to learn and not work he has what to rely on. the Rambam says "Anyone who decides to study Torah and not work, making his living from charity, desecrates Hashem's name , disgraces the Torah ...and any Torah that is not accompanied by work will lead to it's own undoing and cause sin.... However, in a ...


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The general principle involved here is טעות עכו"ם - mistakes of a non-Jew. Halachically giving the wrong change is a mistake falls under the general rubric of returning lost objects. Halacha requires one to go to great lengths to return lost objects, but limits this to fellow Jews. If something is found in a location where it is most likely that it was 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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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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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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If the dollar is not officially yours, then no, you cannot. Selling it would be equivalent to selling someone else's property. Furthermore, it's money, so I don't know what that means halachically (if I sell a stolen dollar for $2, and normally the stolen property would have to be paid back in double...). That said, if it is your property, then yes you ...



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