Buying From A Yiddisha Store vs A Goy
There is a mitzvah for a yid to help his fellow Jew in supporting him. Included in this is buying from a yiddish owned store versus a goyish owned one. If the yid charges a lot more money for his products there is no obligation for one to buy at the Jewish store over the goy. However, if there is a small difference in price then one should buy from the yid. Some say even if the goy is a lot cheaper one should still buy from the yid. Many are not concern with only buying from a yid rather they see who gives the cheapest price. There is a limud zechus for this. This is very common in the summer when you have small Jewish stores versus the big goyish store like Wal-Mart etc. It would seem that since Wal-Mart is much cheaper on products one may buy at their store. However, one should also try to buy at the Yiddish store as well. His whole year’s parnasa in many cases are banking on the money he makes in the summer.
Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at[email protected]
Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita
All Piskei Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita are Reviewed by Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita