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Send Mishloach Manot to someone in a different time zone

There are many different scenarios in this questions. Here are a few On Purim day someone living in Melbourne, Australia ask someone to deliver MM to someone in Los Angeles, USA on Purim. When it is ...
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Source that Mishlo'ach Manot were instituted to encourage Jews in ne'emanut - to trust each-others' kashrut

A long time ago I heard a number of vertlach that the reason why the destruction of Purim was decreed on the Jews was because they were refusing to eat in each others' houses because they didn't trust ...
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Kinyan agav for mishloach manos

I know it's not timely, but this is a question I had thought about this past Purim. I already have some developed ideas, but I'm interested in hearing the oilam's thoughts. And the same question could ...
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Ikar v'tafel in Mishloach Manot?

Mishloach manot must be two foods. Is it acceptable to be one food which is often served as a condiment to the other? For example, sending a roll and chummus.
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Mushrooms for Mishloach Manos

Can one give Mushrooms for Mishloach Manos? Since you have to give real food and with mushrooms: 1 - You can't make an Erev Tnachmin with it. 2 - You buy it with money of Ma'aser Sheini. 3 - You ...
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Mishloach Manos from quarantine [duplicate]

The Jerusalem Post quotes Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum, director of the Straus-Amiel Institute of Ohr Torah Stone, as saying that if someone is quarantined due to the coronavirus they should send someone a ...
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Mishloach Manot - Does the emissary have to be Jewish?

I have a very good friend that lives far away from me and I'd very much like to send Mishloach Manot to him. Is there any rule/halacha/minhag that states that the emissary/third-party (shaliach) of ...
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Do relatives count as Rey'eyhu?

Follow up to this. The obligation on Purim is "mishlo'ach manot, ish l'rey'eyhu", the sending of food, a man to his neighbor. Do relatives counts towards the concept of "neighbor"? Can a man hand ...
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Mishloach Manot - why the word Mishloach is used specifically

It appears that the Halacha does not emphasize the importance of actually "sending" the Manos, they can be handed or eaten in place. Moreover, the word לשלח is used in the Torah as "to expel", e.g. ...
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Mishloach Manot - why the word Manot is used specifically

What is so special about this word "Manot / Manah" that it is used for the Mitzvah of sending food to one's fellow? What are the Halachic applications that "Manot" is used and not, say, food (besides ...
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Mishloach Manot food to decor ratio

In the last years more and more money and effort are put on the decor of the M"M relatively to the actual food. I was wondering if any sources mention a sort of the "final ratio" of food to decor, ...
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According to the The Yalkut Yosef, should one Mishloach Manot be large to serve as a meal?

Chazon Ovadyah (pp 129-31) learns from Megillah 7b that one should send enough food that could serve as a meal. What is the opinion of The Yalkut Yosef - Is it obligatory to send food large enough to ...
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Are two different color apples valid Mishloach Manos?

Are two different color apples considered to be different minim for the purposes of Mishloach Manos? They do taste different from each other.
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Does one fulfill Mishloach Manos by giving food to someone that the sender can eat but the recipient can’t, or vice versa? [duplicate]

Consider the following cases: Reuven is deathly ill. He is instructed by doctors to eat pork in order to save his life, so, obviously, he does. But Shimon is a healthy individual and therefore cannot ...
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Can a shaliach buy food to give as mishloach manot?

I understand that Mishloach Manot needs to be ready-to-eat food (according to most opinions. There are some that say that raw meat is fine.) Mishnah Berurah (695:18), who quotes the Binyan Tziyon as ...
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Frozen mishloach manos

I have learned (don't remember sources offhand) that raw food is not preferable for mishloach manos, because it isn't edible. I was wondering if the same would apply to giving frozen food as ...
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What is the shiur for a min in Mishloach Manos

What is the minimum shiur for a min in mishloach manos, and, particularly according to the Rambam (פרק ב הלכה ט"ו) who holds that you can give 2 of the same thing, what's the shiur to say that you can ...
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Sending Mishloach Manos [duplicate]

All Jews are obligated to send mishloach manos on Purim (based on Esther 9:22). If I plan to send mishloach manos to a friend via the mail, must I send them to where the package will arrive on Purim ...
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Two Minim in the Extra Mishloach Manos

If one is giving more than one Mishloach Manos are they still הרי זו משובח if the extra ones do not have 2 minim? As is written in Shulchan Aruch 695:4 וכל המרבה לשלוח לרעים משבח
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If a man gave 'mishloach manot' on Purim to a woman, did he fulfull the mitzvah?

In the Shulchan Aruch 695, the Rema states that a man should not send manot to a woman to avoid the problem of safek kiddushin. If he did send the gift to a woman (and suppose that was the only gift ...
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Can we offer Mishloah manot the night of Purim

Can we offer mishloah manot the night of Purim after the reading of the Megilla? Is it allowed?
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What constitutes "sending" Manot?

On Purim, I will drive around and deliver my mishloach manot. However, if a person is not home, I might leave the package at his door. If he doesn't arrive until days later, have I still satisfied my ...
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How do Rabbis deal with meshaloch manos in terms of kedushin? [duplicate]

Since the definition of sivlonos is a man giving a gift of value to a non married woman, the mishloach manos looks like this (S.A. O.C. 695,4 in Haga). So, how do Rabbis deal with this issue in terms ...
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Does ordering shaloch manos before Purim fulfill the mitzvah?

I am wondering whether ordering shaloch manos for someone online actually fulfills the mitzvah of mishloach manos. This page says: To fulfill the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot, one must send it during ...
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Why is there no exchanging of food gifts during Purim Katan?

Purim Katan ("little Purim") occurs on the 14th and 15th of Adar I, which is only during leap years, such as the current year. Mishnah Megillah 1:4 says: קראו את המגילה באדר הראשון ונתעברה השנה, ...
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Can a shaliach assemble your mishloach manot for you?

I know that a shaliach (messenger) can deliver your mishloach manot. But can the shaliach also assemble it for you (under instruction for what to put in), and you'll still fulfill the mitzvah? Here, ...
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To avoid bal tashchis, halachically, should people limit the quantity of "junk food" in mishloach manot?

Each year, after Purim, I am left with mounds of candy bars, wafers, juice boxes and other junk food that no one in my family eats. It gets thrown into the garbage. Seriously, we tried one year giving ...
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Why is "communal" mishloach manot allowed?

I thought that to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot each person must give two gifts to his friend, as it says, Esther 9:19 ומשלוח מנות איש לרעהו Last night, I got a large basket from my shul ...
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Is "recycling" Mishloach Manot halachically acceptable?

Inevitably, this happens to me almost every year. I give mishloa'ch manot to Shmer'l. Shmer'l take some of my mishloa'ch manot and gives it to Chatzkel. Chatzkel, not knowing that the huge chicken-...
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"Sending" mishloach manot by serving them

The obligation on Purim is to "send" 2 foods to another person. The Mishna Brurah (Hilchot Megillah 695:4) says that one may exchange se'udah food with a neighbor and is yotzei (21) even if (and I ...
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Giving shaloch manos to minor or non-Jew

I have a friend who is planning on converting to Judaism but is not yet Jewish. I know it would mean a lot to him to receive mishloach manos. I would like to know if a person is yotzeh the mitzvah of ...
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Mishloach Manos themes

Some people have a theme to their Mishloach Manos. Is there any source that discusses Mishloach Manos themes, either pro or con?
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Two minim for Mishloach Manos?

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 ...
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Bottle of water for shaloch manos

Can water be counted as a drink for shalach manos ("sending portions" on Purim) or since it is mere water does it never count as a mana ("portion")? My question would apply to soda as well because ...
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שונא מתנות by Mishloach Manos

Can one rightfully refuse to accept Mishloach manos based on the idea of one should not accept presents, or a person who does so wrong since shalach manos was instituted to promote love? The other ...
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Two manos of meat

The Rambam says that one can give "two portions (manos) of meat" as mishloach manos. The Aruch Hashulchan 695:14 explains the Rambam should read "two types (minim) of meat": וברור הדבר דצריך לשלוח ...
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Why are children given money on Purim?

There seems to be a minhag (or at least what appears to be a minhag) that children who deliver mishloach manos are given a small sum of money by the recepient. Is this an actual minhag? And if so, ...
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Mishloach Manot must be "ready to eat" - from whose perspective?

From here: Every adult is required to send on the day of Purim at least two ready to eat food items to at least one friend. Is this requirement dependent on the sender or the recipient? In other ...
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Shalach Manos $$$

Can you use Money for Shalach Manos?
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Multiple people using one Shalach Manos

Can a bunch of people be Yotzei their Chiyuv of Shalach Manos with one Basket? What are the Halachic requirements for doing so?
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Messenger required for Shaloch Manos?

Does Shalach Manos require a Messenger and why?
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Where did the "different bracha for mishloach manos" idea come from?

Rambam and Shulchan Aruch say you can send two types of meat as mishloach manos on Purim. Yet somehow I (and many other people, apparently) were taught that the two different items have to be in two ...
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Halachos of an Aveil with Mishloach Manos

The Rama in Orach Chaim 696:6 says we do not send Misloach Manos to an Aveil (mourner). The way people send is to send it to the family, rather than directly to the Aveil. If you do not know anyone ...
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Matanos Levyonim before Purim

Can you give matanos l’evyonim before Purim? Shalach Manos? on the Night of Purim?
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Wives and daughters and the Mitzvos of Purim

Can a married woman rely on her husband for the mitzvos of Purim of Shalach Manos and Mattanos Levyonim (I recall somthing about Ishto Kigufo)?
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Purim donation card sources

What are some organizations that produce "Money was donated for Matanot Le'evyonim in your honor in lieu of Mishloach Manot" cards, with national, international, or Israeli scope?
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What would you really, actually like to receive (give?) for Mishloach Manot on Purim? [closed]

Let's put it this way: what would you actually like to receive in your Mishloach Manot on Purim? (I'm trying to figure out what to put in there would actually be most appreciated?) I feel like ...
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