This sugya analyzes the Mitzvah of Matanos L'evyonim. Is it simply a form of Tzedakah that Chazal obligated us to fulfill on Purim? Or, is it its own Mitzvah specific to Purim (similar to Mishloach Manos and Megillah), independent of the general Mitzvah of Tzedaka? This distinction has direct ramifications with regards to whether Matanos L'Evyonim is subject to the specific parameters of Hilchos Tzedaka.
We address the meaning of "kol haposhet yad nosnim lo"- i.e not investigating each request for money - as well as many Halacha L'Maaseh scenarios.
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