Purim 2010 (5770) begins Saturday night and it's a serious party. Think socially responsible Mardi Gras and you begin to get the picture.Rabbi Hirschfield goes on to list the four essential ingredients of Purim:
- Reading/hearing the megillah (hopefully you'll take time out to go do this on Sunday!).
- Giving gifts to the poor (consider making a donation to Chevra!).
- Mishloach Manot, giving food gifts to friends and neighbors (don't forget to check the hechsher for your Jewish friends!).
- The Seudah, or festive meal.