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    I am buying mishloach monos: a cookie and a candy.

    The total cost for both the cookie and the candy s $1.10.

    The cookie cost exactly $1 more than the candy.

    How much did the candy cost?

    #1696202

    Meno
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    The other one is a nickel.

    #1696268

    ubiquitin
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    why is a a middle school math problem a riddle?

    At least Meno’s is a riddle

    #1696293

    funnybone
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    Hmmm…is it hoitzuas shabbos veyom tov? Then it doesnt cost.

    #1697046

    laskern
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    Solution: x + x + 1 =1.10, 2x + 1 = 1.10 2x=.10 x = .05 so Meno is correct.

    #1697054

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    He never ceases to amaze me.

    #1697186

    RavDovidHOCKERZ
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    @SyagLchochma why u wasting ur time with 2nd grade math?? go back to gemara

    #1697326

    mik5
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    I regret to inform you that your intended mishloach manos may be of questionable validity, as per one of the biggest rabbis in the world, HaGaon Rav Shternbuch shlita.

    “I am bewildered”, says Rav Moshe Shternbuch, “that people are not midakdek to be mikayen the mitzva [of mishloach manos] that is a mitzva from the nevi’im.” Rabbeinu Chananel (Megila 7a) tells a story of Rebbi Yehuda Nesia who sent mishloach manos to Rav Hoshaya. He sent a thigh of veal and a bottle of wine. Rav Hoshaya sent back that he was mikayen the mitzva of matanos l’evyonim but not mishloach manos. He then sent him the veal again with three bottles of wine.

    Rav Moshe Shternbuch explains (2:345) that the mitzva of mishloach manos require two manos chashuvos, two respectable portions. The veal was fine but the second one, a single bottle of wine, was fit for a poor person and not a man of substantial means. Even wine is not enough if the portion is not lavish enough for a seudah.

    In whose eyes must the portion be respectable, the sender or the recipient? Rav Shternbuch says that it depends on the reason for mishloach manos. If it is to increase friendship, marbeh rei’us , then as long as the giver gave something respectable in his own eyes it will be appreciated by the sender. However, if the reason is that the recipient should have nice food for seudas purim then it must meet his standards. Therefore to be sure, says Rav Shternbuch it is incumbent on every person to send to one person a mishloach manos with two foods where each one is lavish in the eyes of both the giver and recipient.

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