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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!
In the wake of Syrian unrest, Israel's residents are scrambling to get their government-distributed gas masks. A month before the festival of Purim, Israeli children are learning to don another costume.