Friday, February 19, 2010

Shabbat Shalom


The weather is still warm and sunny. I am in Jerusalem over Shabbat and probably going to Mea Shearim tonight.

Purim is coming up and one of the main discussions in Israeli haredi forums is how much money people should spend on Mishloach Manot and the whole business of giving presents. It is not easy to be a Chassid these days and I don't want to know much money Chassidim spend in order to buy Mishloach Manot for the Rebbe, important group Rabbis (Sheyne Yidden) or their neighbours and friends.

It is always easy giving Mishloach Manot to people you love but can you do the same to people you don't really like ?

"Shabbat Shalom - Gut Schabbes" to all of you !


  1. Shavua Tov! In the city where I live we have an organized Mishloach Manot-activity: The Jewish community gives elderly people parcels with fruit, cakes and sweets.

  2. B"H

    I gave up on Mishloach Manot. I don't give any except to my Rabbi. :-)))

    In Israel, it has become such a huge business.