Hilchot Shabbat: Benfiting from Others’ Work
Among the topics to be covered: benefiting from the violation of Shabbat and profiting from legitimate work on Shabbat; asking non-Jews to do work; use of solar or chemical heaters for cooking; and brushing teeth on Shabbat. Participants are encouraged to suggest other topics of interest to them. For each topic we will focus on the opinions of the leading authorities.
Hilchot Shabbat: Benfiting from Others’ Work: Lesson 1
Receiving Wages for Work on Shabbat Many people legitimately work on Shabbat. Some are health-care providers in hospitals who correctly violate Shabbat to care for patients with life-threatening conditions. Others are staff or mashgichim in hotel restaurants who work on Shabbat without actually violating any specific halachot. Some are simple neighborhood babysitters who also work on Shabbat without committing any violations. Can any or all of these accept payment for their work? A link with sources has been sent to all participants. We will begin studying these sources in our next class.
Hilchot Shabbat: Benfiting from Others’ Work: Lesson 3
Receiving Wages III and Benefiting from the Violation of Shabbat: Today we will finish the topic of receiving wages for legitimate work on Shabbat. Then we will begin the topic of benefiting from violations of Shabbat. A link with sources has been sent to all participants.
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.