Sunday, April 15, 2007

Daf Yomi - Chagigah 8 - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Can one fulfill his obligation of matonos l’evyonim (charity to the poor) on Purim with maaser money? Do we say that since it is a mandatory obligation, it may only come from unconsecrated property? (Teshuvos Maharil 56, Shalah P. 260, Magen Avraham 694)

One who has difficulty eating animal meat because of health reasons or due to kashrus considerations; will he fulfill the mitzvas simcha on Yom Tov by eating chicken or fish? (Rambam Chagigah 2:10, Tosfos Beitzah 8b, Moadei Hashem P. 132)