On Purim it is the duty of everyone to send no less than two gifts (of food) to one of his friends...the more gifts one sends to his friends, the more praiseworthy one is. Nevertheless, it is better to give charity to the needy than to make a great feast and to send gifts to one's friends.
There is no greater joy and no more glorious deed before the Holy One, Blessed be He, than gladdening the hearts of those in need, orphans and widows. He who gladdens the hears of these unfortunates is likened to the Divine Presence...
Whoever puts out his hand and begs should be given... If one lives in a community where there are no poor people...one should send it to some needy... Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, 142:1-3
Let us be your agent to help the poor of Israel, with no overhead! Helping the poor of Israel is considered equal to helping the poor of your own community. See the video below and meet Anat, one of our poor asking for your help.
You can fulfill the mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim with us in Israel until Feb. 28 4:00 AM EST, 11:00 AM GMT, or 1:00 PM IST. (After that you still get the mitzvah of charity but not Matanos L'Evyonim.)
Donate Charity for Purim:
BTW, if you'd like to enhance our Purim personally (see 2nd video below), you can Tip the Bloggers here...
Tip the Bloggers for Purim:
Meet the Needy Video - Direct Link
Purim Appeal Video - Direct Link
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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