Friday, March 14, 2014

Who Exactly Is Required To Give Mishloach Manot

Who Exactly Is Required To Give Mishloach Manot
Day: Friday
Date: March 14, 2012
Parshat: Tzav, Zachor
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 695

Married women are also required to give mishloach manot separate from their husbands. Children over bar/bat mitzvah are required to give as well even if they are still fully supported by their parents. This means that even though a family is giving mishloach manot to many people they have not necessarily all fulfilled the mitzvah until each person over bar/bat mitzvah has given at least one if the packages. A couple have not fulfilled the mitzvah if they only exchange packages between themselves. Men and women should ideally not exchange packages with each other. There is no clear halacha regarding one who sends non chalav Yisrael items to a person who is careful to only eat chalav Yisrael, or non Bet Yosef meat to one who only eats Bet Yosef meat. Therefore one should be careful not to do so and if he does he should make sure to send at least one more  package without such issues.

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