Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 142:4
Purim Gifts and Festive Meal

4. Women are also obligated to send "Mishloach Manos" ("portions of food") [to friends] and "Matanos Le'evyonim" ("gifts to the poor") (1). Regarding "Mishloach Manos," a woman should send to another woman, and a man to another man. However, regarding "Matanos Le'evyonim," a woman may give to a man and vice versa (2). There are some women who rely on their husbands to give on their behalf, but this is incorrect. Rather, [women] should be stringent [and give themselves] (3).

FOOTNOTES:

(1) Women have the same level of obligation as men for all the mitzvos of Purim (Aruch HaShulchan 695:18).

(2) A man and woman sending gifts to each other creates an emotional closeness ("kiruv da'as") that is not appropriate outside the context of a marriage. However, giving gifts of charity to the poor does not engender the same type of emotional attachment (Ibid.).

(3) See the Mishna Berura 695:25.

 

Back Paragraph 3 Table of Contents Paragraph 5 Next 

 

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright © 2004 Torah.org

 


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Great Is Peace
- 5769

Unity and Conformity
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Procreation: Creating Worlds
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

> Did The Animals Come Or Did Noach Have To Bring Them?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773

Window to the World
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

Leave They Must
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Sins Committed In Private Ultimately Lead To a Violent Society
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

Home Alone
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756

Lesson of the Ravens
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

In His Generation
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

Wine and Window Washers
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Internal Beliefs Have External Effects
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

ArtScroll

Priorities Define A Person
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

People In Stone Houses Should Not Cast Bricks
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

Love versus Fear
Shlomo Katz - 5763

Go the Distance!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information