Begin the joyous celebration of the month of Adar II by welcoming Shabbat as part of SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA At Home!

As part of the joyous celebration of the Purim during the month of Adar, there is a strong and prevalent custom called Matanot Laevyonim, to donate funds to assist those who are in need. To learn more about the required honesty and integrity of those who collect charity and the powerful impact of those who sanctify God’s name in the process, read this enlightening analysis entitled “Honesty and Integrity in Public Life” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message on this week’s Torah portion, Pekudei. Out of respect for the Sabbath, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat