Depriving of livelihood – Part 2

02.03.2013                      20.Adar. 5773                      Ki Tisa; Paraschat Parah

Judentum:

Depriving of livelihood – Part 2

Balancing between the quest for morality and the desire for economic efficiency often requires legal intervention.

It is always interesting when hassidic writings find their way into legal treatises. Though the two realms – hassidism and law – are not necessarily divorced from one another, jurists do not ineludibly buttress their legal arguments by referencing hassidic works. One example of citing hassidic writing in a legal work is how a hassidic jurist responded to a case of depriving someone of his livelihood….