Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rosh Chodesh ADAR


Tonight, tomorrow and on Shabbat, we are celebrating the of the new Jewish month of Adar (Rosh Chodesh Adar). And this year not only once but, as it is a leap year, we are going to add a second month of Adar called Adar Beth.

Adar is the 12th and happiest month of the Jewish calendar. Simcha, joy, is the symbol of Adar. Joy to serve G - d and that G - d caused so many miracles to happen for the Jewish people (Purim and Pessach) (see the book "Shaarei HaMoadim" from Chabad).

According to Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Creation), each Jewish month represents a certain letter, horoscope, organ, sense and tribe:

- The letter of Adar is the KUF ק

- The horoscope is the fish

- The tribe is Naftali

- The sense is laughter

- The organ is the spleen

Adar 7th is the birthday and the day of death of Moshe.
In another two weeks we are going to celebrate Purim and here is already the exact holiday schedule:
Taanit Esther - Fast of Esther, however, is taking place in Adar Beth (17 March) and not in this first Adar.

Purim is also taking place in the second month of Adar due to the present leap year (20 / 21 March).

Shuschan Purim (celebrated only in cities having a city wall at the time of Yehoshua Bin Nun, as, for instance, Jerusalem): 21 March.

Chodesh Tov - חודש טוב - Have a great new month ! Adar.

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