Michal’s guide to hosting and being hosted
It’s a big mitzvah to have someone over for Shabbos. In particular, BTs, conversion candidates and converts tend to be the most likely to need hospitality. Many times guests are not comfortable telling a hosts that they are making them feel uncomfortable. When asked they may even deny it, as they feel more uncomfortable being asked. Instead, I’m composing some key clues that you may be prying into your guest’s personal business rather than getting to know them.
In general, converts and conversion candidates do not want to share their story with the whole world over and over again. Instead, wait until at least the second time you’ve had them over to ask their story. Also, be willing to accept a shortened version.
Do be on the look out for people who might need an invitation and invite them.