Charity and Prayer on Purim

Charity and Prayer on Purim

On Purim, “Any person who puts out his hand [to request charity], we give him,” without checking whether he is a worthy recipient or not. And the same is true on Purim on a spiritual level: we pray, and God gives, whether we are worthy or not. It’s interesting that the exact wording of the halacha is “כל הפושט יד נותנים לו,” literally: “Any person who undresses [פושט] his hand [to receive charity], we give him.” On Purim, we undress. We remove all the layers of “clothing” covering up our true selves, all the masks that we hide under 364 days a year. We stand before God, Who sees our souls finally uncovered, vulnerable, yearning, and pure. And He answers.

based on the teaching of Rabbanit Anat Mishnayot


  1. Hi
    Thank you for these words. Is it ok if I repost them to a tehillim whatsapp group?
    Freilichin purim!!!

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