Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who is Required to Give Mishloach Manot

Who is Required to Give Mishloach Manot
Day: Tuesday
Date: March 22, 2016
Parshat: Tzav
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 695

Both, men and women, married or single, are required to give mishloach manot on Purim. 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 baskets to many people they have not necessarily all fulfilled the mitzvah until each person over bar/bat mitzvah has given at least one of the baskets. A couple does not fulfill the mitzvah by exchanging packages between themselves. Additionally, men and women should ideally not exchange packages either unless they are married to each other. There is no clear halacha regarding one who sends non Halav Yisrael items to a person who is careful to only eat Halav 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 any such issues.

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