Original Source: Article published in The Jerusalem Post – By Sarah Levin
Overcoming terror, one Purim basket at a time: OneFamily Fund personally delivers more than 2,500 joy-filled ‘mishloah manot’ packages across the country.
“…That [the Jews] should make them days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor” (Esther 9:22). In the Purim story, Esther and Mordecai thwarted one of Israel’s first terror attacks – by unifying the nation. They prayed together, fasted together and called upon their community, which then reached out to the poor and needy.
That Purim tradition of sharing is one that Jerusalem-based organization OneFamily aims to emulate, by hand-delivering over 2,500 mishloah manot packages to the bereaved across the country.