A lesson of charity in the frivolity of Purim
If we waited all year for the perfect time to give tzedkah, perhaps we would never give it at all. Therefore, why not tie the mitzvah of giving to the day which represents not order, but chaos; not perfection, but randomness.
It is no secret that we human beings are creatures of habit. We often don’t take the time to notice, but our days are dominated by tiny, yet consistent rituals: our chosen alarm clock time and tone; our morning shower, followed by our daily hygiene rituals; the way we get dressed; how we turn on the news (for many of us, the same channel at the same time every day); and making our way to work, following the same...
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