[Avodah] Kol HaPoshet Yad
llevine at stevens.edu
Fri Feb 22 08:17:43 PST 2013
At 10:59 AM 2/22/2013, Rafi Goldmeir wrote on Areivim:
>at risk of shifting this to a discussion appropriate for Avodah, I
>have read Kol HaPoshet Yad as only applying to Matanot L'Evyonim -
>you only have to give to everyone who stretches out their hand if
>they are poor and asking for money as part of matanot l'evyonim -
>collecting for causes, yeshivas and other organizations, do not
>require you to give money on Purim as part of kol haposhet yad -
>just ggeneral tzedaka.
>Fortunately, just yesterday I asked my rav his opinion on this very
>matter and he told me that collecting for yeshivas and other causes
>is not included in kol haposhet yad.
I have a related question, and I mean it seriously.
I have some Chanukah Gelt candy left over from Chanukah. Will giving
a package to each collector (and I am sure there will be many) who
approaches me in shul on Purim be considered giving tzedaka on Purim?
Must one give money or can one give other things?
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