The Mystical Month To Come

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ADAR 5777 (Feb.26-March 27, 2017)

 



Month

Sign

Letter

Tribe

Limb

sense

Sefirah Channel

Permutation of theName

12

Pisces

kuf

Naftali

spleen

laughter

binah to cheded

K.K.Y.V

"And there was rejoicing among the Jews" (Scroll of Esther)


CALENDAR REMINDERS


30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar (Feb. 26-27) -- ROSH CHODESH

6 Adar (March 3-4) -- Shabbat Trumah, Torah Reading: Ex. 25:1-27:19, Haftorah: Kings 5:26 -6:13

7 Adar (March 5) -- Yahrzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu

11 Adar (March 9) - Fast of Esther (moved forward from Shabbat)

13 Adar (March 10-11) -- Shabbat Tetsaveh, Zachor. Torah Reading: Ex. 27:20-30:10, Maftir "Zechor": Deut. 25:17-19; Haftorah: Samuel I 15:2-34 (for Zechor: King Shaul's war vs. Amelek, Haman's ancestor) This Shabbat is called Shabbat Zachor. It is the Shabbat before Purim and it is a mitzvah in the Torah to: 'Remember what Amalek did to you' (Deut. 25). We are obligated to tell our children in each generation what the people of Amalek did to us during our departure from Egypt. Haman was a descendant of Amalek.

14 Adar (March 11 (after Shabbat ends) - March 12) -- Purim !!
For more on Purim click here

15 Adar (March 12-13) -- Shushan Purim. The Jews of Shushan celebrated the festival on this day since they fought their enemies on the 13th and 14th of Adar. As a result, all cities that are known to have been walled cities at that time (like Shushan) celebrate Purim on the 15th of Adar. In the rest of Babylon the Jews waged war on their enemies on the 13th of Adar only and the festival is celebrated on the 14th.

20 Adar (March 17-18) -- Shabbat Ki Tissa, Shabbat Para , Torah Reading: Ex. 30:11-34:35, Maftir Parah: Numbers 19:1-22; Haftorah: Ezekiel 36:16-18 (for Parah-"the Red Heifer").

27 Adar (March 24-25) -- Shabbat VaYekahel/Pekudei, Shabbat HaChodesh.Shabbat Chazak. Blessing of the New Month. Torah Reading: Exodus 35:1-40:38; Maftir: Ex. 12:1-20, Haftorah: Ezekiel 45:16-25:1, 46:1-18
This is also Shabbat Mevarchim (Blessing of the new month.) A blessing for the new month is recited in synagogues upon this occasion after the reading of the Haftorah before returning the Torah scroll to the Ark (except on the Shabbat before the month of Tishrei, which is also the Shabbat before Rosh Hashana when, the Baal Shem Tov teaches, G-d Himself blesses the month. For more information about the new month click here


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MAY YOU HAVE A JOYFUL MONTH OF ADAR!



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