Friday, April 27, 2018

On paying day (and night) laborers

PROF. RABBI MARTIN LOCKSHIN: Paying Workers Immediately or Within Twelve Hours? (
Leviticus 19:13 and Deuteronomy 24:14 insist that workers be paid without delay. The Talmud, however, interprets these two verses in a way that actually delays paying the workers. Rashbam and Ramban, reassert the peshat (plain meaning), thereby preserving the intent of the law.

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