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Purim פורים

The four main mitzvot (commandments) associated with the festival of Purim are:

1. Reading the Megillah (Book of Esther): Jews are required to hear the reading of the Book of Esther, also known as the Megillah, twice during Purim: once in the evening (known as the "Megillah reading" or "Megillah at night") and again in the morning (known as the "Megillah reading" or "Megillah during the day"). The Megillah recounts the story of Esther, Mordecai, and their deliverance of the Jewish people from the evil plot of Haman.

2. Giving Gifts of Food (Mishloach Manot): Jews are instructed to give gifts of food to friends and family during Purim. These gifts, known as Mishloach Manot, typically consist of at least two different types of ready-to-eat foods and are meant to promote unity, friendship, and goodwill among the Jewish community.

3. Giving to the Needy (Matanot LaEvyonim): Another mitzvah of Purim is giving charity or gifts to the needy. This commandment, known as Matanot LaEvyonim, emphasizes the importance of helping those less fortunate and ensuring that everyone can partake in the joyous celebration of Purim.

4. Feasting and Celebration (Seudat Purim): Purim is a time of feasting and celebration, during which Jews are encouraged to gather with family and friends for a festive meal known as the Seudat Purim. This meal typically includes traditional Purim foods and is a time for joyous singing, dancing, and rejoicing in the salvation of the Jewish people.

These four mitzvot are central to the observance of Purim and are meant to commemorate the events of the Purim story, promote unity and goodwill within the Jewish community, and emphasize the values of charity and celebration.

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