[Avodah] Kol HaPoshet Yad

Prof. Levine 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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