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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, one must toil for his bread. This was a result of Adam's sin and the subsequent curse put on mankind..[1] One's degree of toil depends on their degree of closeness to HaShem.[2]
  2. One must live a Torah fulfilling life in the "way of the land".[3]
  3. It is better to resort to embarrassing work in public than to rely on gifts from people for one's living.[4]

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. [5]
  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. [6]
  3. One must love "melacha"(creative activity). [7]

Sources

  1. Bereshit 3:19
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  3. Berachot 35b
  4. Pesachim 113a
  5. EVERY HALACHA ON HALACHIPEDIA STRICTLY REQUIRES A SOURCE. PLEASE ADD SOURCE HERE, OTHERWISE THIS HALACHA WILL BE REMOVED.
  6. Kiddushin 29a, 30b, Makot 8b
  7. Mishnah Avot 1:10