Purim Observances

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Thursday March 21, 2019 All Day

 

Purim Observances

 

 

Purim observances include:

 

a) Reading of the Megillah (Book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle.

 

b) Giving to the poor (gifts of money should be given to at least two poor people).

 

c) Sending gifts of food to friends (a minimum of two ready-to-eat foods to at least one friend).

 

d) The Purim feast.

 

e) Reciting the Al Hanissim prayer.

 

Customs include dressing up in disguising costumes and the traditional Purim food, the hamantash.

 

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