Thursday, January 22, 2015

Paying a Shabbos babysitter


One may not pay someone for work performed exclusively on Shabbos, even where the work itself is entirely permitted on Shabbos. However, one may include wages for Shabbos work as part of payment for work that occurs when it is not Shabbos.

Therefore: One may pay a Shabbos babysitter for work performed on Shabbos, but one would need to hire the babysitter for something during the week as well and pay for both together, or pay the babysitter additional funds for preparation performed during the week.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:230)

Have a great night,

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