Mishloach Manot (Sending Food Portions to a Friend on Purm)

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When we are united, we merit G‑d's blessing and salvation. We give gifts of food on Purim to strengthen our bonds of friendship with our fellow Jews...
The Talmud on Mishloach Manot
Purim Gifts: Suspicion Eliminated
One of the beautiful mitzvahs on Purim is to give food gifts to a friend. In this class we explore three reasons posited for the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot and their logical conclusions.
The Talmud on Mishloach Manot
Project 'Gifts'
One of the beautiful mitzvahs on Purim is to give food gifts to a friend. Upon analyzing the Talmud’s discussion, we probe the different reasons to this observance, which will determine how we define the parameters of the mitzvah.
I know that the word mishloach literally means “send,” and I’ve been told that the correct way to give mishloach manot is actually through a messenger. Is this true? Can you explain the reason?
Hi, If I know someone is going to be away from their community for business over the holiday of Purim, is it appropriate to send the Purim gifts of food by mail? Answer: There is a discussion among authorities on Jewish law whether one can fulfill the obl...
Should we be giving mishloach manot only to the poor?
In a recent meeting of our temple sisterhood, the issue was raised that the giving of gifts at Purim, mishloach manot, is really only meant for the poor and that the modern way of giving doesn’t benefit anyone.
Why must the mishloach manot comprise of two foods, each with a separate blessing, like a cluster of grapes and a cookie? Why can't I just send two items with the same blessing?
One of the exciting elements of Purim is the obligatory giving of food gifts to friends and family. We are commanded to give at least two food items to at least one person . . .
Since I only have eyes for kosher, homemade and natural, Purim is perfect time to send a select few some fabulous, homemade, fun and useful goodies...
On Purim we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity and friendship by sending gifts of food to friends. We send a gift of at least two kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage), to at least one friend on Purim day.
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