Purim is known to be the time of year when everything gets mixed up. This year it was the weather. When three buses left the OU Israel Center in Yerushalayim the day before Ta’anit Esther (March 12), it was cold and raining.
Two hours later when they arrived at the IDF Infantry Training Base near Yeruham, the sun was shining. There was even a rainbow.
The group of about 140 people included volunteers from OU Israel as well as about 100 yeshiva students, mostly one year post high school students who are learning this year at Torat Shraga or Ashreinu in Yerushalayim.
The purpose of their trip to the south was to bring Purim joy – and fun—to the soldiers at the Bislach IDF Infantry Training School near Yeruham. Osem Foods in conjunction with OU Israel provided mishlochei manot for the 3,000 soldiers on the base.