Question:

Is it ok to give mishloach manos that are 2 types of food but carry the same brocha?

Answer:

There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, and it is totally fine. As far as I know there is no basis for these rumors. The Shulchan Aruch O:CH 695-4 says specifically that one may send his friend two pieces of meat. The poskim say that the two pieces should have a differ ant taste or be of a different type of meat, however everyone agrees that even though both are meat, which are the same bracha, that one is yotza the mitzvah l’chatchila.

Sources:

Aruch Hashulchan 695-14, Halichos Shlomo19-12

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5 Responses to “Is it ok to give mishloach manos that are 2 types of food of the same bracha?”

  1. Thank you very much. A freilichin Purim!

  2. The rumor that you must include two foods with two different brachos in your mishloach manos most likely stems from good advice. If you put in two foods with two different brachos, you can be absolutely sure you fulfilled the mitzvah of mishloach manos, and there’s no safek whether the foods were the same or not.

    • Your point is understandable, however the poskim are not concerned with them possibly being the same. In fact there are poskim that one can give two of the same type of food as two minim, see Shut Nachla L’yisroel 30, Tzitz Eliezer 8-65. Besides even if would be good advise, it should not be said as halacha, but as advise.

      • Wow, thanks for the clarification. Now I wonder where this rumor of “two different brachos” began…

        • I also wonder about it.

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