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This probably very common sense question although what is the mitzvah that when your with a person you shouldn’t ignore them? What’s the source?

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  • Maybe the Gemara that says Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai used to greet everybody he saw on the street Mar 18 at 21:48
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    Vahavta lreacha komocha
    – Chatzkel
    Mar 18 at 23:34

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The Gemara says:

One who does not respond to a greeting is called a robber. [Berakhot 6b]

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  • Υet, Abba Hilkiah did not respond to the sages sent to him, when they greeted him (Taanit 23a-b; H/T Mesilat Yesharim ch. 11).
    – Tamir Evan
    Mar 20 at 21:10
  • -1 This neither answers "Is there a mitzvah not to ignore a person" ((a) it doesn't say whether a mitzvah is involved, and (b) one can easily refrain from responding to another person's greeting, even when talking to him), nor "what is the mitzvah that when your with a person you shouldn’t ignore them". To the extent the OP asked "what’s the source", it was in the context of those questions.
    – Tamir Evan
    Mar 22 at 10:53

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