March 4, 2012 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #602358
what are good things to give?March 5, 2012 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #857744
Challah is probably the most appropriate food for Mishloach Manot.
The mitzvah is to give 2 types of food that will be eaten at the Seudah. Candy doesn’t cut it.
I appreciate when I get challah, fruit, kugels and wine/grape juice. And when possible, I try to serve them at the seuda.March 5, 2012 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #857745
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From personal experience, detail label on the challah is a must (yoshon, fleshig oven, etc.). But once I found out that there are many people who throw away all home baked goods – even carefully labeled from people they know and eat from generally, I stopped bothering. Some years I will buy, wrap, and label with bakery name.
Potato kugel and cholent definitely go over better with recipients.
Agree that such foods are the ideal Mishloach Manos.March 5, 2012 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #857746
I find it so sad that people will throw out or give food cooked by anyone else to non-Jewish neighbors. Is that really what we’ve come to? Everyone has to think that their Kashrus is that much better than everyone else’s?March 6, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am #857747
Hello Sam2! So you dropped out of the above thread, but you want to start again here ?
It has nothing to do with better. It’s called different – the fact is its very probable they eat things you don’t want to, and why should you change your hanhagah just to eat someone else’s cookies ?March 6, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am #857748
um…why would someone eat your cholent and not your cake ?March 6, 2012 4:22 am at 4:22 am #857749
It is good policy to give non perishable food, and assume that the Shelach Monos packages won’t necessarily be emptied nor refrigerated by the recipients in a timely fashion, espcially if giving to the local Rabbi who is probably smothered with Shelach Monos. …. It is also means the giver can already pack a few days before Purim, without worrying about perishing food.
Often a good idea to give Kosher Al Pesach food. …. When we consolidate our Shelach Monos after Purim:- 1st order of business: Segregate Kosher Al Pesach items from Chometz items.
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