Making Demands

Here’s a repost of an item I just wrote for OneShul: There are 4 mitzvot associated with Purim: Hearing the Megillah Eating a festive meal Sharing food with friends (Mishloach manot) Giving tzedakah With regard to tzedakah, it is the ONE time of year when, if someone comes to your door asking for tzedakah, you MAY NOT ask them for their reference (in many communities you usually ask to see their... read more

VIDEO: Animated Purim

This is a really nice video from that gives a quick (5 minute) overview of what Purim is about that goes beyond the trite and relatively pediatric treatments the holiday often gets. Enjoy!... read more