The Freedman's started the day off by reading passages from the book of Esther and praying to God. Reading the Megillah is one of the four Mitzvot of Purim.
Next, Oliver helped his mother wrap the Mishloach manot that will be sent to friends and given to his family when they arrive for dinner. He learned that the Mishloach manot are gift baskets that are filled with delicious food and drinks.
After lunch, The Freedman’s head out to go Matanot La'evyonim. It is required to give money to at least two poor people during Purim. Oliver decides to use his saved up piggy bank money to donate to a third person His parents are very proud of him.
Later in the day Oliver's relatives arrive for a Seudah dinner. He gets to play with his cousins and Adam while the adults prepare the delicious meal.
Dinner is finally served. Oliver proudly says the prayer and everyone enjoys the Purim dinner. Ms Freedman made many things such as legume and noodle soup, and turkey with cranberry sauce. Oliver also is excited to try the Hamantasch that he smelled in the morning .
When everyone leaves, Oliver is sad that Purim is over. He cannot wait until the next holiday, so he asks his dad to teach him about all of the Jewish holidays that they will celebrate. Mr Freedman is happy to share his knowledge with his son, and they spend the rest of the night learning and reading together. The End