A Poorer Purim? Poll Finds Israelis Cutting Back on Holiday Gift Baskets

A nationwide poll of 500 participants found that 10% of Israelis who follow the tradition of distributing packages of goodies on Purim intend to cut back on expenditures this year by 30% to 50% compared with last year.

Israel’s worsening economic situation is putting a damper on the country’s holiday giving spirit. A nationwide poll of 500 participants found that 10% of...