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Not only must you pay them but you must let them eat from crops in your fields if that is the work they are doing. You shall not muzzle an ox when it is working grain, so forth and so in


Israeli archeologists found a treasure of 300,000 (!) bronze coins near the Dead Sea, several years ago and Chanan Eshel z"l, a ben-Torah archeologist from Ofrah wrote about how he believes that they are coins from hekdesh and charamot that were actually שמג ךןאקרשךךט thrown in Yam HaMelach! See


Wages must be paid to an employee, and paid on time: Vayikra 19:13: לֹֽא־תַעֲשֹׁ֥ק אֶת־רֵֽעֲךָ֖ וְלֹ֣א תִגְזֹ֑ל לֹֽא־תָלִ֞ין פְּעֻלַּ֥ת שָׂכִ֛יר אִתְּךָ֖ עַד־בֹּֽקֶר׃ You shall not defraud your fellow. You shall not commit robbery. The wages of a laborer shall not remain with you until morning. Devarim 24:14-15: לֹא־תַעֲשֹׁ֥ק שָׂכִ֖יר עָנִ֣י וְאֶבְי֑וֹן ...

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