[Avodah] Onaas Devarim and the Pushy Shnorrer

Rafi and Shifra Goldmeier goldmeier.family at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 03:15:10 PST 2013

on the one hand I would say that what you did might fall under the 
category of gneivas daas. On the other hand, he forced your hand, so to 
speak, by hounding you and leaving you no other choice. he was not 
taking the truth for an answer.

kol tuv
Rafi Goldmeier

goldmeier.family at gmail.com

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On 08-Jan-13 1:06 PM, Micha Berger wrote:
> 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

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