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What is the earliest source for requiring two minim (types of food) for Mishloach Manos? The Rambam (Hil. Megillah 2:15) only requires two portions. (See Aruch HaShulchan 695:14) I know a rabbi who takes issue with the two minim, and only requires two portions. Are there any early sources who require two types of food?

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The Gra in Maaseh Rav –  sam Feb 14 '14 at 19:31
Did the Gra do it or require it? –  Ish Ploni ViKohen Feb 14 '14 at 19:33
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/26441. And similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6325. –  msh210 Feb 14 '14 at 19:34
Are there any later sources who require two minim? What does "minim" even mean here? –  Double AA Feb 14 '14 at 19:34
@DoubleAA,Yes. The aruch hashulchan that I referenced requires it. What do you mean by "what does minim even mean here?"? –  Ish Ploni ViKohen Feb 14 '14 at 19:35

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