Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Paying on Time1 Part 15

In the previous articles we discussed various types of workers to whom baal tolin applies. We focused on salaried employees and service providers, and craftsman. This week, we continue our discussion of craftsmen.

1. If the customer brings his item to a craftsman to be repaired, there is bal tolin. However, whilst the craftsman holds the article there no bal tolin, because he cannot expect payment as long as he holds on to the item. Moreover, even if the craftsman tells the customer that the item is ready, there is still no bal tolin until he returns it. If the craftsman delivers the item, and the customer needs the money he has for something else, then he may refuse to accept the delivery. Since the item remains in the possession of the craftsman, bal tolin does not apply.

Once the craftsman returns the item, he must be paid before sundown. For example, a jeweler informed the customer that his jewelry was ready the customer came to pick up the jewelry and said he would return soon to pay. He forgot to return until after sundown. In such a case, he violated bal tolin.


1. Much of the information for this essay is taken from "Halachos of Other People's Money" by Rabbi Yisroel Pinchos Bodner.


Text Copyright 2009 by Rabbi Yehonasan Gefen and Torah.org

Visit Rabbi Gefen's new blog at rabbiygefen.blogspot.com.

Rabbi Gefen's new book, The Guiding Light, is now available! To order, please contact Rabbi Gefen at Gefen123@smile.net.il or 00972 52 761 9935.


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Taking a Hint
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Coming to Terms with the World to Come
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

Join the Voices in the Ark
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Rainmaker
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759

Noach - A 'Standard' Tzaddik
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764

People In Stone Houses Should Not Cast Bricks
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

ArtScroll

Internal Beliefs Have External Effects
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

A Second Chance
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Looking for a Chavrusah?

G-d's Message for All Humanity
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

Tire of Babel
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

A Place To Be
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5775

> Sins Committed In Private Ultimately Lead To a Violent Society
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

The Flood
Shlomo Katz - 5769

The Miracle of Free Will
Rabbi Elly Broch - 5765

The Roots of Evil
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5768



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information