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ס"ת שכתב מין - Benefiting From Heretics


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#1 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:36 PM

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Reuven is married to Rachel. Reuven got into trouble with another woman, Leah. Reuven did Teshuva and promises Rachel to be loyal to her for the rest of his life. Leah of course, has other ideas. But no matter how hard Leah tries, Reuven remains faithful to his wife. Some time in the future, Reuven finds himself having Parnasa problems. Rachel's birthday is coming up, and he cannot afford to buy her a present. He receives a letter in the mail with a check for $10,000 and a note that reads:

Reuven, please take this money and buy your wife Rachel a birthday present. You can pay it back when you want. No strings attached. ~ Leah.

Would you take the money? If you were Rachel, would you want your husband to take the money? Would you take that present knowing where the money came from?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

Wait is the right answer no?
Also what is the nimshal for this?

#3 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

Wait is the right answer no?
Also what is the nimshal for this?

Yes, the right answer is no.

The Nimshal is that we do not accept benefits, especially ones with religious significance, from those who attack our Hashem, or try to get us to betray Him.