“We are commanded to be happy on Purim. Everyone deserves to be happy, so we give to insure that other people are happy too.”

These are reflections from students at The Rashi School on why the Tamchui philanthropy project is so important at Purim time.

“Purim is a fun holiday and we celebrate it because the Jews were saved. Through Tamchui we are trying to stop homelessness.”

“On Purim you are supposed to be happy and make other people happy so by giving to them we make them happy.”

“In Megillat Esther you are commanded to donate to the poor. You are supposed to give to those less fortunate.”

“We want people to be happy in Adar and when we give to people who don’t have things it makes them happy on a day when you should be very very very very very happy.”