More Purim Support

And the hamantashen just keep on coming… reports on a number of Hebrew school students who put together Purim packages for troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

“There are many Jewish soldiers out there,” said Rabbi Dovid Max, who heads the Community Torah Center of Bucks County. “We wanted them to still be able to appreciate the holiday even though they are so far from home.”

He said assembling the 18 packages helped teach the kids the importance of giving, while fulfilling one of the four customs of Purim: “mishloach manot,” the giving of food.

I’m actually not surprised at all. I have been overwhelmed with offers of help in sending packages for Purim and Passover.

I really wish we had more addresses of troops to send to. Even though there are a lot of goodies headed overseas, I imagine there are still a few Jews out there that aren’t getting anything.