Weekly Letter: Mattonos L’evyonim or Shalach Manot

In honor of the holiday of Purim we present a letter from the Rebbe on the importance of mattonos l’evyonim – as the Rambam rules that it is preferable to spend more on this mitzvah than mishloach manos and the se’uda, and its connection to Nissan – the month of redemption. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

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What About Purim For Women?

It is just before Purim in Crown Heights, and residents are putting the last touches on their plans for the holiday. Shalach manos have been created; children eagerly await the moment they can put on their costumes; and many men have already decided which farbrengens and other gatherings they plan to attend. But what about the women?