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GET READY The Month of Adar – Preparation to Purim Holiday

By Gabi Cohen

21 Feb, 2022

During these upcoming weeks, we are teaching songs in Hebrew משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה for the month of Adar. “When Adar enters, joy increases,” the Talmud says. The spirit of Purim permeates the entire month of Adar, making it a time of unparalleled rejoicing and good mazal (“fortune”) for the Jewish people. This year, we have 2 Adars – אדר א & אדר ב. Why? During a Jewish leap year , which occurs seven times in a 19-year cycle (approximately once every three years), there is an added month called “Adar I,” inserted before this month of Adar (termed “Adar II” in leap years). This aligns the lunar months with the solar year, ensuring that the holidays fall in the proper seasons. DATES to REMEMBER In our school we are building it up slowly towards several events: 3/09- Crazy Tie Day 3/10 Crazy Hair Day 3/11- Crazy PJ Day 3/14-Crazy Sock Day 3/16-Half Day: Purim Parade @ 12 – The whole school will be dressed up to celebrate! The Elementary students are creating event decorations and Crazy Hat Decoration. We learn the story of Purim, Ester the Queen, Mordechai the righteous man, and the Kingdom of Achashverosh. We will all be celebrating together with costumes and a parade on March We are so happy to send share this information with you, it already makes us smile, Love The Alef Bet Montessori Team