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Matanot LaEvyonim (Gifts to the Poor on Purim)

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The laws and customs for the purim mitzvot of mishloach manot—sending food gifts, matanot la’evyonim—charity for the poor, and the festive feast.
The nuances of Purim's mitzvot reveal many levels
The nuances of Purim's mitzvot reveal many levels
Beyond the bare bones requirements, a wealth of customs have grown around this joyous day. Here are some, ranging from the well-known to the more obscure.
After waking up early Friday morning, Chabad-Lubavitch families from the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., prayed the morning services, read the Scroll of Esther, and headed out to bring the joy of Purim to Jewish senior citizens.
Chabad.org presents a wealth of information about Purim on VirtualPurim.org. The site is also host to the world’s largest Purim costume contest.
Purim on Friday is a fairly unusual occurrence, and requires some planning in order to fulfill all the mitzvot in their proper time, and still be ready for Shabbat on time...
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