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Is "recycling" Mishloach Manot halachically acceptable?

(Skip to the last paragraph for the short summary.) There is an explicit source that this is allowed. Rambam rules (Hilchos Megilla 2:15) that if one cannot afford to give mishloach manos, he can ...
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Mishloach Manot - why the word Mishloach is used specifically

There is a teshuva of the Binyan Tzion which is often quoted about this issue, in Siman #44. He explains that the language of שליחות is to indicate that the sending itself is enough, even if the ...
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Can we offer Mishloah manot the night of Purim

The Rema quotes the Rosh as saying to do it during the day. The Mishnah Berurah also says this, as does Rav Ovadia.
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Can we offer Mishloah manot the night of Purim

The time for the mitzvah is tied to the se'udah which is held during the day. The Ran (Megilla 3b in the pages of the Rif) addresses the issue. Despite the fact that megilla reading varies, the se’...
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Mishloach Manot - Does the emissary have to be Jewish?

There is an opinion that one may fulfill sending Mishloach Manot by mail providing that one encloses a note requesting the recipient to eat the Misloach Manot specifically on Purim. If that were the ...
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Why is there no exchanging of food gifts during Purim Katan?

The Ran on Megillah 3b says that even though one should feast on Adar 1, there's no need for Mishloach Manot because it is similar to Matanot La'Evyonim, which is done only in Adar 2: וקרוב הדבר גם ...
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Are two different color apples valid Mishloach Manos?

It is not so clear if one needs 2 separate items. However, the gemara in megila 7a seems to imply that two different items should be used. This is how the Aruch Hashulchan (695:14) seems to hold. So ...
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"Sending" mishloach manot by serving them

It's a safek if one is yotzei like this or not. It's best to be machmir and send more to a different person. Mikra'ei Kodesh - Hilchot Purim by Rabbi Moshe Harari, 12:24. המזמין את חברו לסעוד אצלו ...
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Source that Mishlo'ach Manot were instituted to encourage Jews in ne'emanut - to trust each-others' kashrut

You're probably thinking of the reason behind mishloach manos that I heard from Rav Daniel Glatstein in the name of the Ostrovtzer Rebbe. It is brought down in a biography of his life and Torah (make ...
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Is "recycling" Mishloach Manot halachically acceptable?

This is not explicit, but seems to me a pretty clear indication that it is ok: The Mishnah Berura, quoting P'ri Megadim, equates trading with giving and then taking back, and in fact derives the ...
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Is "recycling" Mishloach Manot halachically acceptable?

Over at the Otzar Hachochma Forum, one aspect of this is discussed: Hi Sichasi notes that even in a regular case of returning Mishloach Manos (with different foods), the returner may not be Yotzei: ...
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Frozen mishloach manos

This website (Chabad) says specifically that a frozen food that cannot be eaten as is, is not good for Mishloach Manos. The source quoted is the Mishna Berura 695:19, which does not say anything ...
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According to the The Yalkut Yosef, should one Mishloach Manot be large to serve as a meal?

He rules that it's preferable. Yalkut Yosef (Purim page 721)
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Are two different color apples valid Mishloach Manos?

Rav Shmuel Kamentesky in Kovetz Halachos 17:4 brings this exact question whether a red and green apple which have different tastes are considered two manos. He holds that it is considered one min and ...
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Source that Mishlo'ach Manot were instituted to encourage Jews in ne'emanut - to trust each-others' kashrut

The Gemara חגיגה כו states that although all year round we have an issue with the kashrus and tummah of an עם הארץ, on yom tov we make an exception and we treat everyone like "חברים" (the ...
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Source that Mishlo'ach Manot were instituted to encourage Jews in ne'emanut - to trust each-others' kashrut

The מהרי"ץ חיות נדה לד ע"א (see https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=40053&st=&pgnum=253) expands on the גמרא in חגיגה quoted above and writes that the whole idea of making even ...
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Kinyan agav for mishloach manos

The Aruch Hashulchan 695:16 says if you send Shaloch Manos to someone and their not home, even if someone else accepted it for them, it doesn’t work. The reason is because it must be given into his ...
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Do relatives count as Rey'eyhu?

The Shu"t Levushei Mordechai OC Tinyana siman 9 beings a proof from a Rebbi to talmid relationship that it would be mutar ,so certainly a son to a father would also count.He also brings a proof from ...
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Can a shaliach buy food to give as mishloach manot?

There are a number of tzedakah sites that send mishloach manot to people in Israel (not not matanos laevyonim) and guarantee with a psak from rabbonim that one would be yotzei the mitzvah. One example ...
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What is the shiur for a min in Mishloach Manos

R Binyanim Tabadi was asked that question and answered that the objective of mishloach manot is to "spread love" between Jews. Therefore the manot need to awaken love between the specific sender and ...
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If a man gave 'mishloach manot' on Purim to a woman, did he fulfull the mitzvah?

Yes, the mitzva was absolutely fulfilled. It's practical advice not to do so (between single people), but nowhere near a sufficiently strong thou-shalt-not as to constitute a mitzva-fulfilled-through-...
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What constitutes "sending" Manot?

Rav Heinemann said in a shiur at Ner Yisroel Baltimore, "If you leave the משלוח מנות outside someone’s house which is a חצר המשתמרת, then you’re יוצא. If it’s not משתמרת or the area outside his door ...
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Does ordering shaloch manos before Purim fulfill the mitzvah?

First, it was examined whether to give Matanoth Laevionim before Purim Magen Avraham (O.C. 694 saif koton 1) says in name of the Maor not to give before purim because you need to make sure they do ...
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Can a shaliach assemble your mishloach manot for you?

The Gemara in Kiddushin (41a-43a), in discussing halachos of Shlichus, repeatedly claims "Shelucho shel Adam kemoso" - the shliach of a person is like him. Without getting too deeply into the sugya, ...
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Is "recycling" Mishloach Manot halachically acceptable?

Why wouldn't it work? The Peri Megadim (Mishbetzos Zahav 694:1) rules that mishloach manos as a matana al menas lehachzir is invalid, but only because the recipient cannot use the food/drink for his ...
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שונא מתנות by Mishloach Manos

I just found this answer(story): The Brisker Rav Mulls Over the Mishloach Manos It was close to sunset on Purim, and someone entered the house of R’ Velvel of Brisk with shalach manos. The Rav ran ...
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Why are children given money on Purim?

I've heard this money being called 'אויס לייז געלט', meaning 'redeem' money. So it seems that a child may have wanted to keep the mishloach manos for himself, or maybe in the spirit of purim acted as ...
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