Playful stealing

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Acts of playful stealing: [1]

Those that are accustomed to snatch [foods] from each other out of playfulness and good humor, resultant of the Purim spirit, are not considered to transgress the prohibition of stealing, and so is the custom. [This applies from the first night of Purim until after the Purim meal on the second night, for a total of two nights and one day.[2] One may even say a blessing over such foods.[3] Nevertheless it is best to refrain from such acts.[4]]


Learning Miseches Shikorim or Miseches Purim:[5]

It is forbidden to learn Miseches Shikorim or Miseches Purim even on Purim.

[1] Rama 696/8

[2] Terumos Hadeshen 110; Elya Raba 696/16; M”B 696/31; Kaf Hachaim 696/59

[3] Elya Raba 696/17; M”B 696/32; Kaf Hachaim 696/58

[4] Shlah 261; Elya Raba 696/17; M”B 696/31; Kaf Hachaim 696/60

[5] Beir Heiytiv 6976/13; Dvar Shmuel 193; Ruach Chaim 696/8; Kaf Hachaim 696/61; The above Poskim write Miseches Shikorim however seemingly they refer to Miseches Purim. See Nitei Gavriel 74/5; Introduction of Bris Mateh Moshe which writes the Sefer is to be placed in Cherem and destroyed from one’s possession.



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