This synopsis comes from the
Hebrew book of Esther wherein it says that the Hebrews had splendor and
merriment, exultation and triumph. . .“
February 25 begins the Israeli month of Adar, and Israelis wonder how to have this joy.
Looking ahead to a joyful
occasion simply gives us joy. It’s that
When you think about your
disposition, for instance, on the first day of Av in the pressing heat of
summer, your disposition is not a joyful one because the 9th of Av,
a sad day of fasting for the Hebrew people is quickly approaching.
Yet on the first day of
Adar, Israelis know that Purim is ahead (March 9-11), the holiday of salvation
and the flip-flop of a great tragedy to miraculous grace and splendor from
above. It’s a time of great joy,
merriment, feasting, and the giving of gifts to the poor.
So, as you enter Adar . .
. look ahead, and enjoy!