Rambam: On Being Paid for Torah – Part 3 (Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:10-11)

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This afternoon (10/12/21), in our Rambam Bekius chavurah, we analyzed the Rambam’s fivefold enumeration of why it’s bad to treat Torah as a job. Although we didn’t complete our analysis, we did come up with a unified approach which I’m happy with. Tomorrow (God willing) we’ll take another stab at it, and continue our analysis with the Rambam’s next paragraph.
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מקורות:
רמב”ם – משנה תורה, ספר המדע, הלכות יסודי התורה ג:י
רמב”ם – משנה תורה, ספר אהבה, הלכות תפילין ומזוזה וספר תורה ה:ד; י-יב
רמב”ם – משנה תורה, ספר המדע, הלכות עבודה זרה יא:יב
רמב”ם – משנה תורה, ספר קדושה, הלכות שחיטה יד:טז
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