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Author:  Aaron
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Date:  6/9/2004 7:59:00 AM
Subject:  Love every jew
Message:  Surely the mitzva of Veahavta L'reacha Kamocha applies to every jew whether frum or not (whatever that word means). Why then are there those who said u must hate the wicked? If we believe that even the biggest R'shaim can do Teshuva eg Pharoh and Yishmael then surely we should try to do Kiruv on those even if we claim that they are R'shoim. Many great rabbonim say that Bein Odom L'chavero is more important than Bein Odom L'makom. Why then are there so many jews out there who claim to be orthodox but hate other jews just because they are different? Surely the kind, sweet jew who is a good person to everyone but is not so frum is more loved by Hashem than the jew who claims to keep mitzvos but doesnt show Derech Eretz towards his fellow jew?   
   
Reply:  Three times you said "surely." What gives you the confidence to be so sure?
Surely you saw these things in a Gemara.
Surely you looked at all the Rishonim.
Surely you reviewed the whole topic in Shulchan Aruch.
In that case, what's the question?
Or was this just a statement of opinion?
AA

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