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Author:  TzVi
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Date:  3/28/2013 2:18:00 PM
Subject:  Breaking Shabbat vs. Suicide if not
Message:  Hi I would like to ask you, if one is unemployed and they turned down jobs (and possible were fired ) because of Shabbat observance, if their is a job opportunity that can possible involve breaking Shabbat partly (like in Friday nights) vs. not working at all is their room to break Shabbat and possible for Pikuah Nefesh in the long run (of not being depressed and not wanted to commit suicide).
Reply:  There is no exception. The job issue is a symptom not a cause. There is alot more going on if suicide is the other choice. I'm not a professional, but this young man should see aprofessional. If after discussing with the professional his issues and the Professional agress with this problem, he can ask his Rov.

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