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An exploration of the prohibition of ‘chanufah’; honoring or complimenting someone who has rejected Judaism. Citing examples of possible 'chunufah' in Jewish literature and defining the exact parameters of this prohibition.

Flattery for a Sinner?

Flattery for a Sinner?

Is one permitted to praise or compliment someone who has rejected Judaism?

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Flattery for a Sinner?: Is one permitted to praise or compliment someone who has rejected Judaism?

An exploration of the prohibition of ‘chanufah’; honoring or complimenting someone who has rejected Judaism. Citing examples of possible 'chunufah' in Jewish literature and defining the exact parameters of this prohibition.
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Rabbi Chaim Rapoport is an author, educator, lecturer and expert Judaic scholar.
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