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You’re probably expecting the punch line of this post to be “APRIL FOOLS!”
SORRY, it’s not!
Indeed, although January 1 is New Year’s Day according to the Gregorian calendar, really when there are (quasi)periodic boundary conditions(1) on a year, any day is as good of a “New Year’s Day” as any other. 584 more words
If you have been watching the night sky, perhaps you saw the first sliver of the new moon last week. In the Jewish world, we’re moon-watchers, because each new month begins on the new “moon-th.” In early Spring, or sometimes even late winter, we celebrate the New Moon of the Hebrew month called Adar, the month whose motto is: “With the month of Adar, Joy increases!” Why ? 2,145 more words
The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” 274 more words