Why is it so taboo to just use a little seichel? There should really not be 4 whole pages worth of debate on this issue. Forget the shidduch-crisis, there’s an emergency common-sense-crisis.”
yes, yes, and yes.
My own rov would never pass me by without saying Good Shabbos, good morning, or just hi, if he ran into me when it was not Shabbos. It is simple good manners. The Torah does not asser good manners, and in fact, every aspect of Torah is designed to bring kedusha to the most mundane of things, even saying hello. The Torah is also designed to create Ahavas Yisroel, and not Sinas Chinam. Ignoring someone in the street who has said Good Shabbos to you, whether male or female, breeds sinas chinam, whether or not you agree with my statement (and you would be wrong).
I didn’t see the mechaber inside, but I’m willing to bet “klal” doesnt mean “no females”, rather those females who you are forbidden to, you should not under any circumstance inquire about them.
With the exception of my nieces, all the people in the list I gave *are* forbidden to me.
Ignoring someone in the street who has said Good Shabbos to you, whether male or female, breeds sinas chinam
Again, I agree that saying good shabbos is the correct thing to do…but if I’m wrong, it wouldn’t matter whether or not it “breeds sinas chinam”. That is not a consideration when it comes to halacha.
That is not a consideration when it comes to halacha. “
And I am not certain that all people, including rabbonim, would agree with the extremely narrow view of what the actual halacha is in this case. Many of those rabbonim will ALWAYS say good Shabbos to everyone they see male or female.