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 ACHAREI MOS AND KEDOSHIM:

View Complete List

The Shepherd’s Shepherds
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

The Command To 'Be Holy' Was Given In A Mass Gathering
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

Be a Holy Nation!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Get a Life!
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Stamped a Sinner
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5757

In the "Judging Business"
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

ArtScroll

(Re)Counting the Omer
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

More Power To You
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

Faith Healer
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770

> Lesson of the Goats
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Appreciating the Value of the Jew
Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky - 5763

Leap of Love
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Accepting Time
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5766

Jewish Character
Shlomo Katz - 5761

A Matter of Opinion
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5771

All the Rest is Commentary!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763



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