“What if, from the very beginning, the person told the laborer to work in the friend’s property?” asked Yaakov. “For example, if someone told me to shovel the snow for his neighbor, who is responsible to pay?”
“That is a fascinating question,” replied Rabbi Dayan, “but let’s leave it for next time.”
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