Happy Rosh Chodesh Adar (today is the first day of the Jewish month of Adar. The first day of the month is considered a minor holiday, and there are special prayers, observances and traditions. Adar is an especially happy month, since the holiday of Purim takes place in Adar, and Purim is one of my favorite holidays. Think Halloween, Mardi Gras and spring break all rolled into one amazing holiday!
Purim is fast approaching. It’s quite possibly my favorite holiday, perhaps tied with Israel’s Independence Day. It’s a holiday where you go around giving gifts of food to your friends and neighbors, and I was born to feed, so what’s not to like about Purim?