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Is there a mitzvah of welcoming guests who are non-Jews?

I know Avraham welcomed non-Jews into his home, but that could be different for several reasons: There was no formal mitzvah and he was just doing general acts of kindness; there were no halachos at that time specifically instituted for the express purpose of limiting interaction between Jews and non-Jews; there were no Jews to welcome, so perhaps this was a back-up option.

Therefore, if you want to answer based on Avraham's practice you need to explain how it is a justifiable comparison.

Please source your answers.

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Special case: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27094 – Fred Jul 18 '14 at 21:44
This question is already included in judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23500. I move to close as duplicate. Anyone else? Pinging @Fred just because you're pingable. – msh210 Jul 20 '14 at 5:44
@msh210 Maybe close that one and leave this one.....even though that one is more general, this one stands a chance of having the OP accept an answer cuz he's still here.... – Shokhet Jul 20 '14 at 14:00
@Shokhet et al., I've edited the gentile case out of that question. – msh210 Jul 20 '14 at 16:13

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