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Regarding sending to other family members even if you do not know them, see Shaalos UTshuvos Tshuvos VHanhogos Chelek 1 Siman 692:44, by Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, which says that you can not give to other family members if you do not know them. However, Rabbi Dovid Feinstein (quoted by Rabbi Avrohom Aba Freundlich) has ruled that you may. Regarding someone who ...


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The issue is discussed in the נזר התורה journal of Adar 5767, and in responses thereof. Among the sources cited by the author are the following: I. Responsum in Yizchak Burstein's מטעמי יצחק. There, R' Burstein cites Chulin 44b: Whenever R. Zera was sent a gift he would not accept it but whenever he was invited out to dine he would go, for he used ...


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Even though it seems everyone thought it was A joke it seems the SHUT Halachos Katanos חלק ב' סימן קס''ג found it to be a serious question he adresses not only money but Clothing and Keilim (Kesus Vkailim)and says in a last case scenario where you can sell the item received for (Clothing) or use it to pay for food (Money) right away for the Purim Seudah it ...


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The Binyan Tzion, questions if you are Yotzei the Mitzva of Mishloach Manos if you bring it yourself, since Mishloach implies that you must send it with a Shaliach. Others like the Eishel Avrohom and Rav Shlomo Kluger hold that you are certainly Yotzei if you bring it personally. Sending it is a leniency that the Anshei Knesses HaGedola allowed. Moreover you ...


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The nicest Mishloach Manos I got was a scoop of tuna with some salad and some crackers. I was starving when it arrived and it was a perfect lunch.


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Within reason, having a few of those little grape juice bottles on hand comes in handy for travel and the like. There was a woman where I grew up who made miniature carrot kugels for everyone. They were good, and well-received. We have implemented an extreme version of your query - send "We donated in your honor." cards to a bunch of people, and send a ...


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Hot dogs. The perishibility of the hot dog implies immediacy of eating, which complies with (at least) the T'rumas Hadeshen's opinion that the manos should actually contribute to the s'uda. Hot dogs are also compact and durable enough to be packed and walked around the neighborhood, and are substantial meal-worthy food that (ironically) are still delicious ...


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I think a vegetable platter would be perfect as with all the candy and Junk you want something Healthy to eat and its perfect for the meal too it has all the hiddurim!!


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Rama (the Mapa) 695:4 says (all translations are my own, and you shouldn't rely on their accuracy): And a woman is obligated in matanos laevyonim (gifts to paupers) and mishloach manos (the sending of foods) like a man, and a woman should send to a woman and a man to a man but not vice versa so that he not come to send to a widow and they come under a ...


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The non-junk-food items I've most appreciated getting, and that aren't burdensome to prepare or store, include: Durable fresh fruit: apples, oranges, bananas, etc. Berries and other fragile fruits are nice if you can keep them from getting squished during delivery, but that's more work. Dried fruits: raisins, figs, dates, plums, mango, etc. Raisins can be ...


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Aruch Hashulchan 695:18 writes: ויש להסתפק אם שלח לקטן אם יצא ונראה לעניות דעתי שיצא דהא לרעהו כתיב וגם קטן בכלל כדמוכח מקרא דכי יגוף שור איש את שור רעהו והנוגח שור של קטן חייב׃ One can be in doubt as to whether, if one sent [mishloach manos] to a minor, he has escaped [the hold of his obligation]. It seems to my humble opinion that he has escaped ...


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if it is two kinds of money, and they are both edible.


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I did a bit of searching and came across this. It quotes from Reb Ovadia Yosef tz'l's sefer חזון עובדיה on פורים to the effect that you cannot give it to a non-Jew, since they are not included in רעהו. Perhaps the reasoning behind this is that since giving gifts in general (not for purposes of shalom) should be avoided: רמבם הלכות עכום פרק ' הלכה ד ...


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There is no consenus on this matter, and there isn't even concensus on the basics of your question. It would seem that according to some, even raw meat, which the Mishna says is not allowed, is allowed by some people, because it can still be cooked before the Seudah. Based on the answer linked above, it seems to suggest that any food whatsoever is ...


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Mishloach Monies if you drank a bit? If you are sober then you are not Yotzei only with Manos.


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After some research I found: Rav Eliyashiv in Ashrei Ha'Ish pg 311:5 is quoted as holding that one can be yotzeh the mitzvah of shaloch manos with two different types of drinks and that soft drinks with flavor counts but seltzer does not count since it does not have a din of a drink(I would assume water is not good as well). Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky in Kovetz ...


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Likutei Sichos - Lubavitcher Rabbi Zatzal says that one is Yotzei Mishloach Manos with a piece of cake and soda. However regarding water I have so far been unable to find a source that either permits it or prohibits it.


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I did not see this anywhere, however I think what I am going to say is true. The Gemara in Megila 7a-7b (translation courtesy of ArtScroll) says as follows: R' Yehuda Nesiah sent to R' Oshaya the thigh of a calf born third to its mother and a bottle of wine.… Rabbah sent with Abaye to Mari bar Mar a basket filled with dates and a cup filled with the ...


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A Sephardi approach here from Reb Ovdiah Yosef where he allows it. Is the Individual Mitzvah Fulfilled If A Mishloach Manot Is Collectively Given By A Group?


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Some cute, small, ready-to-eat ideas that I've received and enjoyed: Strawberries and cream (finished before it made it through the door :) ) Loaf of Italian bread and butter (helped that it was delivered in the morning around breakfast time ;) ) Fruit platter Homemade pizza (I don't remember what the second food was in this one)


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Of course there are plenty of local organizations that do them too; check your school, synagogue, benevolent societies such as Bikur Cholim, and other local charities (such as Tomchei Shabbos or Ahavas Yisrael). You may want to consult your rabbi regarding how to spread your charity funds between local, national, international, and Israeli needs. But as far ...


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Last year, my community had a program where people would send things that are actually able to be used for the se'udah, with assigned people to give to. We received fresh-baked pitot, much appreciated. (We got them early in the morning, and had nothing for breakfast yet. They didn't last until the se'udah. ;)) We gave a lasagna, also appreciated by the ...


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Nitei Gavriel Purim 58:1 brings in the name of the Rosh Yosef and others that by meat it is 2 portions so long they are from different parts of the animal, since they have different tastes. He brings from the Shaalos U'Teshuvos Sheeris Yehuda 93 that it can even be from the same part of the animal so long it is 2 portions It seems to me from the language of ...


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I saw somewhere (will add in where later) that the purpose is that since we make them messengers to deliver, and we are relying on them to do their jobs, however they are Ketanim, therefore we pay them and that assures us that they will fulfill the job.


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From Aish.com: May two or more people send jointly? Yes, but the package should contain the correct quantity for each of the senders. See there for some other caveats and conditions.


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The Kaf Hachaim 694:12 writes that by matonos levyonim a minor works ,but shaloch Manos a minor does not work because he is not called reiyu. Regarding a non Jew ,I think it is safe to assume that he is definitely not called a reiyu.


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The mitzvah is to have two different foods. If you make them foods of different brachas then you can be sure that they are certainly 'different' from each other even if you aren't an expert in the Shulchan Aruch. Having one be a food and one be a drink would also work (even if they are both shehakol). Meat from two different kinds of animals would also work, ...


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Mishloach Manos is a Purim-day mitzvah. There's talk about asking a proxy in advance to deliver them on Purim day for you, which should probably be okay. Matanos L'Evyonim should either: Be received so the poor person can have/use it on Purim. Be set aside by the giver on Purim. You're not supposed to give matanaos l'evyonim too long before Purim, as ...


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A couple I knew gives (or, when I knew them, gave) a piece each of chicken and kugel every year to each recipient. (That's not an answer to the stated question of what I'd like to receive/give, but is an idea for others.)



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