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The Ramma in siman 695 quotes the famous opinions that when drinking wine on Purim, one fulfills his obligation by drinking more than he usually does and going to sleep.

ויש אומרים דאין צריך להשתכר כל כך אלא שישתה יותר מלימודו ויישן ומתוך שיישן אינו יודע בין ארור המן לברוך מרדכי 

My question is if this amount that he usually drinks depends on the time of the day? For instance, if one drinks ten ounces every night at supper and never drinks in the morning, will he fulfill this opinion by drinking six ounces in the morning (and taking a nap)?

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    It seems like the point is probably to drink a little more than you are used to, since whatever you used to wont affect you much. Accordingly, if you are used to drinking at night, you would drink more than that in the day. Parenthetically, by this reasoning if a person normally gets drunk, then this would be irrelevant since he has not acclimated to that amount of drinking anyway. Indeed, in the source for this, the Orehot Hayyim, yoter milimudo m'at is presented in contradistinction to drunkenness. This is consistent with the above – mevaqesh Mar 10 '17 at 20:06
  • וחייב אדם לבסומי בפוריא לא שישתכר שהשכרות איסור גמור ואין לך עבירה גדולה מזו שגורם לגילוי עריות ושפיכות דמים וכמה עבירות זולתן אך שישתה יותר מלימודו מעט כדי שירבה לשמוח – mevaqesh Mar 10 '17 at 20:06
  • In this regard, see R. Yitshak Yosef, ילקוט יוסף קצוש"ע אורח חיים סימן תרצה - דיני סעודת פורים: אלא רק שישתה מעט יותר מלימודו. דהיינו התחלת שכרות. He seems to understand like I do that the point is to get a little drunk, by slightly exceeding your tolerance. Accordingly, if your tolerance is not dependent on the day, neither would this opinion be suchly dependent. – mevaqesh Mar 10 '17 at 20:09
  • I'm not sure. Personally I would lean more towards the other side of the argument, but I'm not sure. I was hoping for something more definitive. – user6591 Mar 10 '17 at 20:15
  • I agree that the above sources arent crystal clear. That's why I didn't post them as answer. R. Yitshak Yosef, however, does seem pretty clear, so it might justify an answer. Do you disagree with the implication of his words? – mevaqesh Mar 10 '17 at 20:17

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