Hypothetical case -- I am within my year of saying kaddish and am on a business trip. I am in a very small and unfamiliar shul waiting for a minyan and in walks someone from my town who has been placed in seruv to a degree that he should not be counted in a minyan.

What is my obligation in terms of "telling on him" if it will (might?) destroy the opportunity for davening (b'zman) with a minyan and my opportunity to say kaddish. Are there mitigating factors or other variables which might guide my (in)actions?

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    Did the seruv say it wasn't meant to cause someone to not say kaddish? Why would you think it wasn't designed to apply in exactly this case like any other?
    – Double AA
    Feb 16, 2021 at 14:31
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    You would do more for the Neshama by following the Siruv, than by saying Kadish. Feb 16, 2021 at 16:35
  • but I would also be stopping others from davening with a minyan (are there levels of obligation in conflict here?)
    – rosends
    Feb 16, 2021 at 16:46
  • You are helping others not Daven with one they should not be Davening with. Feb 16, 2021 at 21:01
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    rosends, you are giving lots of reasons you or someone might disagree with a decision to issue a seruv (costs may out-weigh benefits), but none for why you would think it wasn't designed to apply in exactly this case like any other.
    – Double AA
    Feb 18, 2021 at 14:42


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