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Collecting tzedaka

Question:
L’Chvod Harav Shlit”a,

There is a young man who had a religious upbringing but has long since gone off the derech r”l including driving on Shabbos ect. He has been living this lifestyle since he was a teenager (perhaps 14) and is now in his mid twenties. the man is a computer programmer but several months ago he has lost his job and has been sick on bed rest for several months. Due to the lack of income he is supposed to evicted in the coming days. his electricity has already been cut off and he struggles to pay for basics such as food etc. is it permitted to raise tzedaka for him?

Answer:

Yes, tzedaka could be raised for him, and he should be cared for by the community.

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