The Book of Esther recalls a short but vital chapter in Jewish history. At the time, the Jews were in Persia, under the rule of King Ahasueros. Haman plotted the destruction of the Jewish people. Instead, a miracle occurred and the day of destruction became a day of celebration. The 14th of Adar was marked as that day of celebration.
Ever since, Jews have celebrated the Festival of Purim, named for the lots that were cast to determine the day the Jews were to be killed (Esther 9:26). Scripture notes the celebration of this festival very clearly: “that they should make them days of feasting and joy and of sending choice portions to one another and gifts to the poor” (Esther 9:22). This year, the 14th of Adar falls on March 8th.
To this very day, Jews all over the world celebrate Purim with great family feasts, joyous celebrations, and send goodie baskets (choice portions) to neighbors and friends. This year, CFOIC Heartland is offering you the opportunity to send your own goodie basket to an IDF Soldier or a family in Judea or Samaria for Purim.
Orders must be received by March 2nd for delivery on March 8th!