Monday, March 01, 2010

My last word (for this year) on Mishloach Manot

It's bad enough that almost no one in our synagogue gives us any Mishloach Manot, but why don't they give any to other congregants, especially given the fact that some of our fellow and/or sister congregants have known one another for over forty years? Do they think they're exempt from performing this mitzvah just because they're retired?


Blogger Tevel said...

If it's a really fixed income, then yes, I think they are excused. =D

Mon Mar 01, 09:14:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

Tevel: The mitzvah is fulfilled by delivering two different ready-to-eat foods to one person. Even of a fixed income most people can afford to give an apple and a candy bar to one person.

Tue Mar 02, 09:06:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Larry, that's pretty much what I have in mind. There's no law that a person has to give out $20 Mishloach Manot packages. It seems such a shame that such old friends don't give Mishloach Manot to one another.

Tue Mar 02, 01:06:00 PM 2010  

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