Guidelines written in response to inquiries from people who are in quarantine due to potential Coronavirus infection, and to inquiries from communities in the Diaspora where local authorities have forbidden public gatherings in places such as synagogues.
I am working on a Megilla reading program to attract families with children (not consistent shul-goers) for Purim evening (the children attend public school in the morning). Due to daylight savings time and our geographic position, tzeit hakochavim will not be until around 8 PM, a time that would discourage families from coming. May we read the Megilla from plag hamincha (11/4 hours before sunset)?
A practical guide to giving Matanos Laevyonim - all the relevant Halachot.
What is the minimum gift to fulfill the Mitzvah? May I give money? Must the poor person use the money on Purim? May one fulfill the Mitzvah at night? Can I fulfill the Mitzvah by check? Is it better to give a lot to a few poor, or a little to each? and more...