To Support Those Affected by the Recent Conflict with Gaza, Send them Mishloach Manot this Purim
Purim is a time of joy, celebration, and laughter, but for those in the beleaguered settlements near the border of Gaza, Purim might be the last thing on their minds. The after-effects of the conflict with Gaza have inflicted worry, stress, and physical devastation on the people involved with that conflict. This year, the Orthodox Union’s Makom Balev, the Israeli version of NCSY, will be sending mishloach manot (traditional packages of food and grape juice) to the children of the area and to the IDF soldiers who were involved in the mission.
Rabbi Steven Burg, OU Managing Director and International Director of NCSY, declared, “By sending an $18 package to a soldier who fought in the battle with Hamas or to a child in Makom Balev who lives in a war-ravaged town near Gaza, individuals will not only be fulfilling the mitzvah (commandment) of mishloach manot this Purim, but they will also have the added bonus of knowing they made a difference in the lives of people nearly six thousand miles away.”
Proceeds will go towards benefitting NCSY summer program and the Seymour J. Abrams OU Israel Center.
For more information, contact www.ou.org/giving/purim_donation.