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“What if it was possible to find another babysitter?” asked Mr. Baum.
“If it was possible to hire an alternate babysitter,” said Rabbi Dayan, “then she would have no right to trick her or hire at her expense. If she would agree to pay more in this case, she would have to pay the higher price that she agreed to.” (Rama 333:5)
Mr. Baum thanked Rabbi Dayan and explained to Rachel what he had ruled.
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