The Rambam’s position on learning in Kollel

Shiur #74 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: The importance of earning ‘kosher’ money. Discussion of accepting financial support in order to learn Torah if the alternative is a life of ignorance of Torah. Distinguishing between taking from charity funds versus taking from volunteer kollel supporters. The ramifications for Torah life of insisting on everybody having their own self-supporting jobs today.

Citations: The following sources are referenced in this shiur: Be’ur Halacha, Orach Chaim siman 231, found in the source packets on page 1, and Teshuvas Yabia Omer, 7th chelek, Yoreh De’ah siman 17, found in the source packets on pages 1-3.

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