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"Therefore the Jews... made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another."
Purim is a day of family celebration. The children dress up in costumes, exchange gift parcels (mishloach manot) and really make a lot of noise. Street parades are held and one tradition is to host the poor and needy. It is a time of family celebration and everyone takes part and gets into the spirit of the festival.
Once again this year, Israel Today will be distributing gift parcels to needy and disadvantaged children.
But we cannot do it without your help. We invite you to be a part of Purim this year and help us cheer up some children!
It is better for a man to increase gifts to the poor (on Purim) than to enlarge his feast and to increase gifts to his friends. For there is no greater and more wonderful joy than to make happy the hearts of the poor..." (Rambam, Hilchot Megillah 2)