Hilchos Purim – 24 / Performing work on Purim
- The basic Halacha is that it is permissible to perform work on Purim. However, the custom is to not do work, as one who does work on Purim will never see blessing from that work (Shulchan Aruchand Mishnah Berurah 696).
- However, it is permissible on Purim to perform work that is needed for some mitzvah or for Purim itself (ibid.).
Hilchos Purim – 25
- Some authorities say that on Purim it is permissible for a man to wear women’s clothing, and vice versa, since their in intention is only for merriment. However most Poskim write that one may not behave in this manner, and that even for young children this is forbidden (Shulchan Aruchand Mishnah Berurah 696).
2. It is customary to train even young children in the mitzvah of Mishloach Manos by having them send to each other or by sending them as messengers for their parents. This is only for training purposes, but — according to some opinions —an adult who sends portions to a child does not fulfill his obligation (Kaf HaChaim and see Aruch Hashulchan).