Mishloach Manot: The Machloket Terumat Hadeshen and Manot HaLevi…Plus 3 More Reasons

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05 Mar 2019

What if Reuven sends Shimon Mishloach Manot and Shimon refuses it, does Reuven fulfill his obligation? The Rama says he is yotzei. Why is he yotzei – he hasn’t given anything to his friend!

The Terumat HaDeshen holds the purpose of the mitzvah is so people will have what to eat at the Purim Seudah. The Manot HaLevi holds the purpose is to increase friendship. What are the practical differences between the two opinions?

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