Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar II, the beginning of the happiest month of the Jewish year.
משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה
Mishe-nichnas Adar, marbim b’simcha
When Adar enters, our joy increases (Ta’anit 29a).
Purim falls on March 17th this year. That’s right, same as St. Patrick’s day. I’m looking forward to some cross-cultural drunken debauchery.
The Shtibl Minyan Purim celebration is sure to be huge again this year.