“Observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.”
This week's Mitzvah Challenge is to give presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor in observation of Purim.
The tradition of Purim is one of the most festive and joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar. The book of Esther commands that it be celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of Adar.
Jewish people celebrate life on Purim by hosting festivals, dressing in costumes, indulging in food and drink, and giving gifts of food to the needy.
Purim is to be a time of "feasting and joy, of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor." Esther 9:22