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# If one damages property as a result of celebrating [[purim]], one is exempt from paying for the damages. <ref> Rama 695:2 </ref>
==Avoiding Davening or Brachot After Drinking==
# One who is not in a state that is fitting to speak before a king is forbidden to daven [[Shemona Esrei]]<ref>S.A 99:1</ref> or recite the [[Shema]] and its accompanying blessings.<ref>Rama 99:1 and M.B. 99:7</ref>. If one prays in such a condition his prayer is considered an abomination and he must repeat Shemone Esrei and Shema<ref>M.B. 99:8</ref> (all 3 paragraphs) once he is sober. <ref> S.A 99:1 M.B. 99:5 writes that if he davens Shemona Esrei then it is as if he has worshiped idols. Contrastingly, if he avoids davening then he will be saved from all distress. </ref>
# One who is truly unfit to speak before a king must delay davening even if this means that he will miss the time to daven altogether. In such a scenario he may pray a make up tefilla ([[tashlumin]]). <ref>S.A. 99:1</ref> Nonetheless, one must not be overly stringent about this considering the fact that today our kavana during davening is not so great <ref>M.B. 99:3 quoting the Yam Shel Shlomo. </ref>
# If one is concerned the time for Shema will pass before he becomes sober he should recite the Shema (including all three paragraphs). Nonetheless, if he becomes sober before the time for Shema ends he should repeat Shema (once again, this includes all three paragraphs).<ref>M.B 99:8 quotes the Levush and Likutei Ha'Ramban who are lenient regarding reciting Shema when drunk. Nonetheless, the Gra explains the Yerushalmi as forbidding one from reciting Shema in such a scenario. The M.B. therefore concludes in accordance with what the Magen Avraham states regarding Birkat Hamazon (quoted in M.B. 185:6 as "Achronim") that one must still recite Shema or Birkat Hamazon if he finds himself already drunk, but ideally, one should avoid this situation.</ref>
# Once one is drunk to the extent that he can no longer speak in front of a king he also cannot be counted for a minyan (although for a [[zimun]] it is possible that this is permitted).<ref>M.B. 99:10</ref>
# One need not do any test in order to determine if he is sober enough to daven; rather, each individual is trusted to make this determination independently.<ref>S.A. 99:3</ref>
 
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