The Jewish month of Adar starts this week. When Adar comes, our sages tell us, we increase in happiness. Just as in the Purim story that we will read in the middle of Adar our fortunes turned from bad to good, so we should turn around our sadness into happiness.
Two thoughts on how this happiness needs to be tempered:
1) This year marks the first anniversary of the terrible murder of 8 teenage students from Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem.
2) It is a custom to drink alcohol on Purim. However, one must always take care of one’s health and the health of others. Therefore, if you or family members do not know how to drink responsibly, don’t. We don’t need the happy day of Purim to turn to tragedy.
12 thoughts on “Be Happy Adar Is Coming”
Beautiful. So soft and lovely, and draws your eye around to all the corners of the painting.
Lovely and joyful painting.
I really like the painting.
Since last year’s terror attack, it’s hard to celebrate Rosh chodesh Adar.
Batya, I can imagine that those close to the families like yourself must find this time painful.
Thanks to everyone for your nice words on my watercolor. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you’ll know one of my incentives for blogging is to have an excuse to take out the paints every now and then and put up some homespun art.
What a wonderful and lovely painting, as always.
Yes, drinking in moderation is a must. For some, not drinking is a must.
Jew Wishes, thanks for reinforcing the remarks on alcohol use (and abuse).
Leora, a lovely watercolor celebrating your holyday of Purim! 🙂
very nice watercolor. I like how everything has a purple color in it.
And yea, I hope no accidents happen this year from drunk people.
This year purim my neighbor is making a seudas hodah for What happened last year purim.