Purim is the festival that commemorates the miraculous victory
over the murderous designs of Haman. It is observed on the
fourteenth day of Adar. This joyous festival reveals the hidden
Hand of G-d in the events of man. It is a day to be celebrated
by the entire family – youngsters too should be encouraged to
fulfill the Mitzvot of Purim.
THERE ARE FOUR MITZVOT ON PURIM:
1) HEAR THE MEGILLAH! Hear the complete story of
how Mordechai and Queen Esther helped save the
Jewish people from the hands of the wicked Haman.
Once at night and a second time on Purim day.
2) GIVE GIFTS OF FOOD! Purim is a day we show
extra special friendship to our friends. Send your
friends gifts of food that include at least two
different types of food. For example: fruits and
candies; cookies and a bottle of juice; etc.
3) GIVE TZEDAKAH (CHARITY)! Give some money to
two poor people (or more), or put at least two coins
in your favorite charity boxes.
4) EAT AND REJOICE! Participate in a festive meal on
Purim afternoon. Sit together with your family and
friends, sing Jewish songs, tell the story of Purim,
and be merry!