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Until legitimate sources have been added for each halacha, please note that the halacha's without sources on this page may be questionable.

The importance of earning a living

  1. Regardless of a person's stature, everyone must toil for their living. This was a result of Adam's sin and the subsequent curse put on mankind.[1]
  2. It is better to resort to embarrassing work in public than to rely on gifts from people for one's living.[2]

Learning a trade and/or craft

  1. G-d implanted within every human being a desire and ability to succeed within a certain activity. This was done so the world would not lack anything. Therefore, it is one's obligation to seek out his/her talent(s) in order to benefit the world and thereby earn their sustenance. One who fails to do so forgoes a world of pleasure and will have to answer why they didn't partake in their talents. [3]
  2. A man must learn a trade and/or craft as well as teach his son a trade and/or craft in order to prevent his son(and himself) from theivery. [4]
  3. One must love "melacha"(creative activity). [5]

Sources

  1. Bereshit 3:19, Pesachim 118a
  2. Pesachim 113a
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  4. Kiddushin 29a, 30b, Makot 8b
  5. Mishnah Avot 1:10