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 KI SAVO AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:

View Complete List

Staying On Top of One's Blessings
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

Spiritual Climates
Shlomo Katz - 5773

Nerve Centre of the Year
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763

ArtScroll

The "Tithing Confession"
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761

A Message for the Generations
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5767

The Need To Be Forgiven
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5775

> Recognizing His Gifts
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

Influencing Others
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758

And Neither Would We!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Starting From Scratch
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

All that We Have is From Hashem
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

The Art of the Deal and It's Impact
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Rosh Hashana and the Kiss of Life
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5772

The Bond that Ties - Prayer
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Perfecting the Balance
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774

Molded Future
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757



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