Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mitzvah #31 - Do not have pity on idol worshippers

One may not do any favors for an idol worshipper.

If he's drowning one may not jump in to save him, and if he's sick one may not heal him gratis. If one is paid, then one may.

It's forbidden to kill idol worshippers, except during a war.

One may not give them free gifts, nor sing their praises.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, all the time.

Pasuk: "Don't be gracious to them" (Devorim 7:2)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Negative Mitzvah 20

Chodesh Tov,

- Danny
Tuesday, 1st day Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5770

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