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Purim gift baskets / mishloach manot
Purim is Sunday, March 16, 2014 (and St. Patty's is Monday, March 17th, prompting some of us to call this year's holiday Pour'em)
Mishloach manot (Hebrew: משלוח מנות) means, literally, "sending of portions". Also called a Purim basket, these are gifts of food or drink that are sent to friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers, business associates, and any other acquaintances on Purim day. The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot - at least two different ready to eat food and/or drink - derives from the Book of Esther. The mitzvah is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast and to increase love and friendship among Jews.
Baskets ordered now will ship to arrive the week of March 10, 2014.