Monday, March 9, 2009

Purim Sameach!

Today a colleague told (reminded me) that this year she told her kids to give a shalach manot to someone who doesn't expect it ( from you, or possibly from anyone else) - a nursing home resident, someone who's Jewish but isn't religious, a less popular neighbor... And not just give loads and loads to popular friends and family.

Just a thought. Happy Purim!


La Poutine Cachere said...

Great suggestion! Nice to see emphasis placed on the true kavannah behind the mitzvah.

In one shul I used to attend, they used to make a point of asking people to give to the congregants they didn't know. It made things very warm and everyone felt special, both the giver and receiver.

Freilichen Purim!

Moshe said...

Well, I gave one to my m-in-law :-D