“Are there other explanations?” asked Eliezer.
“The Ketzos suggests that the responsibility is on account of the liability of sheves, missed employment, when damaging another,” said Rabbi Dayan. “Nesivos [333:3] suggests that this liability is an institution of Chazal.”
“What if I found another shul to lein in, but with lower pay?” asked Eliezer.
“Sha’ar Shamayim would then be liable to pay the difference between the jobs,” answered Rabbi Dayan.
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