|PURIM DAYS; THEN AND NOW|
It's a little strange, Purim on Friday, isn't it? It kind of feels like a half of Purim actually — with the extensive distribution of Shalach Manos with one eye always on the clock. Whereas the Purim feast would sometimes commence as late as 4 or 5 in the afternoon this year, with Purim on Friday, we will have to begin the Seudah by about 12 noon. And at the Seudah we will have one eye on the clock making calculations about the arrival of Shabbos at about 5:30PM.