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In the Rambam's list of those who have no share in the world to come, in which he lists those groups generally included in the umbrella of "heretic" (מין, אפיקורס, כופרים, וכולי), he has those who deny the Torah, הכופרים בתורה (Hilchos Teshuva 3:8). At the end of the description of those who deny the Torah, he writes: והאומר שהבורא החליף מצוה זו במצוה ...


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The mishna in Avos 2 14 reads ודע מה שתשיב לאפיקורוס. In his pirush hamishnayos, רמב׳ם quotes the gemara in Sanhedrin 38b that this refers specificaly to a non jewish apikores, not a jewish one, as this will cause him to become worse.


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The short answer is no. Lchatchila you cannot have a nonJew do a melacha for you on Shabbat. And if you see a nonJew doing melacha for you, you should persuade/rebuke him not to do so in the future. (See Aruch HaShulchan Siman 253: 36) Some possible exceptions: Bishul bchama, cooking strictly using the sun is permitted on Shabbat. There is however a ...


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I think you are being a bit mislead by the translation of "The stranger who resides with you". In Hebrew it is using the verb form of the same word: Ger. The definitive reference to a Ger Toshev is Devarim 14:21: לֹא תֹאכְלוּ כָל נְבֵלָה לַגֵּר אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ תִּתְּנֶנָּה וַאֲכָלָהּ אוֹ מָכֹר לְנָכְרִי You shall not eat any carcass. You may ...


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It didn't "disappear" because it wasn't one in the first place. The first sentence of the article you linked to clearly says: "the stranger referred to in these verses is the proselyte who converts and comes to live amongst the people of Israel." The Chinuch (431) adds that we can learn from this mitzvah to be compassionate to people who are not in their ...


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I am not eligible for comments but I would like more proof that tsnius applies to non Jews. The gemoro in b'rochos doesnt seem to agree. A woman was wearing red clothing which is against tsnius and a rov tore it off her. Afterwards he found out she wasnt Jewish and paid her. It sounds from the gemoro that he had done wrong to tear her clothing. If as you ...


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First, some background. There are several errors in your question that need to be addressed before I can answer your question directly: You falsely equate the yemoth mashiyahh and `olam haba as if they are one and the same. You are under the assumption that in `olam haba righteous yehudhim and goyim have the same or similar standing and even "rule" ...


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Commentary of Leviticus 19:18 by Rabbi Raphael Samson Hirsch ואהבת לרעך כמוך אני ה'. זה כלל מסכם לכל התנהגותנו החברתית - בדיעות, במלים ובמעשים.. ידוע מאמרו של הלל: "דעלך סני לחברך לא תעביד"..."השנוי עליך א-ל תעשה לחברך": הרי כאן שוויון גמור לכל - כעיקרון מנחה לכל פעולותינו; על - פי זה נדרוש את שלום רענו כשלומנו; נהפוך אנוכיות ואהבה עצמית לאהבת ריע ...



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