Tur, Yoreh De'ah 251
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מי שבא ואומר האכילוני אין בודקין אחריו אם הוא רמאי אלא מאכילים אותו מיד היה ערום ובא ואמר כסוני בודקין אחריו אם הוא רמאי.
One who comes and says, "Feed me," we don't investigate to see if they are deceiving, rather we feed them immediately. If they were naked and came and said, "Clothe me," we investigate to see if they are deceiving. [AJWS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is the author's reasoning here for when to investigate requests for help?

2. What power dynamics are at play in this text?

3. What realities would exist to make the author write this? What realities exist today?

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Time Period: Medieval (Geonim through the 16th Century)