Performing business in a Shul




One may not perform matters of accounting in a Shul. [Thus, one may not perform accountings of budget, salary, or payments in a Shul. Likewise, one may not sell items in a Shul.]


For the sake of a Mitzvah:[2] It is permitted to perform matters of accounting in a Shul if the accounts are being done for the sake of a Mitzvah [such as a charity fund, or Pidyon Shvuyim[3]].




May one perform community related accountings in a Shul?[4]
No. This applies even if the community does not have another area to gather.

May one sell items in a Shul?[5]

May one sell Sefarim and other Tashmishei Kedusha in a Shul?[6]


May one sell Chameitz in a Shul?[7]


May one exchange money in a Shul?[8]


May a Din Torah be performed in a Shul?[9]
Seemingly it is permitted to do so being that it involves a Mitzvah.

[1] Michaber 151/1; Megillah 29b


[2] Michaber ibid


[3] Chesed Lealafim 151/3; Ben Ish Chaiy Vayikra 4


[4] Biur Halacha 151 “Vein Michashvin” in name of Ramban


[5] Piskeiy Teshuvos 151/10


[6] Rav Poalim 24; Ketzos Hashulchan 29 footnote 2


[7] Ketzos Hashulchan 29 footnote 2


[8] Piskeiy Teshuvos 151/10 in name of Mishnas Yosef


[9] See Rama 54/1; Ketzos Hashulchan 29 footnote 2



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