Friday, March 18, 2011

Purim: Not all Fun and Games

There are two mitzvot that I want to make the community aware of before Purim:

1) Mishloach Manot: You need to give gift baskets of at least two things to at least two people in your lives.

2) Matanot L'Evyonim: You need to give at least charitable donations or gifts to the poor in honor of Purim as well. I encourage everyone to consider giving to a charity in Japan.

I hope everyone also fulfills the mitzvah of hearing the megillah read this year. Rabbi Susan Carvutto has graciously invited our community to join the Beth El community in Augusta for Purim. Services are at 7 pm on Saturday night and the Purim Carnival is on Sunday morning 10-12 am. You can access more information at http://www.bethelaugusta.org/.

May you have a joyous and meaningful Purim!