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The elegant solution is to have the beggar order whatever breakfast he wants, offering to pay for it. Once he's taken possession of the non-Kosher/Chametz food - you now pay his bill for him. There is no problem having him thank you or being aware of your involvement. The point is: You don't buy the food; you pay for it after the non-Jew has bought it. So ...


no, same reason that if you discovered chometz on pesach you did not sell (must be destroyed). One is not permitted to benefit from chometz and one cannot help but benefit when giving a gift or charity.


I can see that just the 3rd verse would seem confusing, and I was puzzled by this one, as well. All work (that is, the 39 categories of melacha assigned for Shabbat) are prohibited except for melacha that is necessary for food consumption such as cooking, baking, slaughtering, etc. (I won't delve, here, into the "extension" of the rule such as carrying ...


The Shulchan Arukh (OC 487:1) rules this way, and the Magen Avraham there notes the reason is that the first night of Pesach is a Leil Shimmurim (cf. Exodus 12:42) ("a guarded night") and Mei'ein Sheva was only enacted because of dangers at night (so that no one would take too long praying and leave by himself and be harmed), but there is no need to worry ...

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