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Friday, November 06, 2009

Recent comments to "Hachnasas Orchim - Welcoming Guests"

I find myself forced to agree with the fanatcical and hate filled - MTJer (I’m not sure which one as there seem to be 2 of them, and some identity theft going on) Reb Tzvi your writing has changed, it no longer reflects the MTJ style, its very YUish.  I believe it is the coast change, as they say G-d held the U.S. on its side and anyone who wasn;t very rooted fell to California.  Keep up the good work.

By Elisha on 2009 11 06

A very enlightening dvar torah, I learned some things I was unaware of before. Your move to the West Coast has enhanced the lives of all who have met you and learn with you. Your style is uniquely yours and your physical location is irrelevant.

By Chaim on 2009 11 06

Elisha
why is YU in the east coast? Its shitos arent rooted.
Rabbi Haber we learn hachnasos orchim from Avrham who invited people who served idols.
@nd the SA holds that 1 who sells tefillin is called an osek bmitzva so why cant a hotle be also?

By MTJer on 2009 11 08

is there any chiyuv for a community to make a hachnosas orchim house so as not to be over on midas sedom?

By shui on 2009 11 09

1) YU has a branch on the west coast.
2) I don’t think my writing style changed but I’ll take your word for it
3) Inviting non-Jews is a mitzvah, but not enough to be allowed to be mechalel Shabbos. Writing a Sefer Torah is Osek Bamitzvah, but my Rebbe told me when we learnt the sugya in Menachis that he wouldn’t be mekayim the mitzvah of writing a Sefer Torah. So you see there are varying levels in the mitzvah, and not at all levels is it considered a Halachic mitzvah in terms of other ramifications.

By TH on 2009 11 10

Shui,
There is a chiyuv, as communal tzedaka, I don’t think its considered Talmudic midas Sdom.

By TH on 2009 11 10

thanks rabbi. but what about visitors who are lazy to cook and come to take advantage of ones hospitality. and what robbers pretending to be poor. thanks. theresa

By theresa on 2012 04 23

Rabbi, could you source some of the gemarot you mention?

By Isaacson on 2013 01 11

I believe they are all sourced. Anything in particular hat you’re looking for?

By TH on 2013 01 23

i’m specifically looking for the gemarah that contrasts avraham’s hachnasas orchim with iyov’s. thank you.

By Isaacson on 2013 02 13

Isaacson - I’m sorry for the very long delay, I mistyped, it’s in Avos Derebbi Nosson, not a Gemara. I do’t have the exact citation at the moment.

By Tzvi Haber on 2014 11 06

Ah, thank you. That is in Avot d’Rebbi Natan 7:1. http://torahbyemail.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-tent-with-four-doors.html

By Isaacson on 2014 11 06

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