Purim is coming up — this year it begins on the evening of March 20 — and I’ve been busy planning what to put in my Mishloach Manot, the small gifts of food Jews exchange on Purim. I wasn’t always into this custom, but let’s just say I’ve really come around. Read on in my new article on Kveller:

Why Jews Need This Silly Purim Tradition

I have, however, always been into baking Hamantashen, the traditional cookies for Purim.

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Purim Sameach! Happy Purim!