Pre Purim in Pittsburgh

Posted Thursday, Mar 9 2017 11:21am in Chabad News

Included throughout the two-hour party were ample educational opportunities. Part of the program’s purpose was to “learn the various mitzvos about Purim,” said Rabbi Yisrael Altein, of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Promoting that particular objective was a whimsical puppet-led video. Broadcast on a large screen within the social hall, a spirited cloth creation explained that there are “four special mitzvot of Purim.” Those commandments include: to hear the entire story from the Megillah twice, once at night and once during the day; to give money or food to poor people; to give gifts of food to friends; and to eat a festive meal. Incorporating educational and social offerings facilitated the program’s success on so many levels, said Elena Davis, of Squirrel Hill. “We know that Chani Altein’s events are always great and well-organized, and we liked that it was for the whole family.”

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Pre Purim in Pittsburgh

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Thursday, Mar 9 2017 11:25am
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