[Avodah] Onaas Devarim and the Pushy Shnorrer

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Tue Jan 8 03:06:57 PST 2013

Yesterday I was hounded by a collector for a tzedaqah who aparently
couldn't believe that an American Jew would only have $1 in his
pocket. Eventually, to get him off my case, I told him to give me a copy
of his literature, in a wa that intimated that I would give more when
I could.

As soon as he walked away, I left the material on the table in the shul
lobby used by everyone putting on tefillin. So, at least his literature
was probably read by others.

But I'm wondering if there is any tzad heter to what I did. I'm not
asking simply to beat myself up; I think this is a situation most of us
encounter frequently.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger             "I think, therefore I am." - Renne Descartes
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