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15 Adar – For Zion’s Sake

15 Adar – For Zion’s Sake

It was on this day in the year 1790 that the first advertisement, offering private Hebrew instruction in an American publication, appeared in The Pennsylvania Packet, placed there by Abraham Cohen. In those days, there were no organized Hebrew schools and so the...
14 Adar – Circumcised Hearts

14 Adar – Circumcised Hearts

According to tradition, it was on this day that Moses was circumcised in Egypt. His circumcision would have occurred in a very troubling time for Hebrew parents who saw the birth of a male child, considering that Pharaoh had ordered their deaths. Later, Moses would be...
13 Adar – No Weapon Formed Against You

13 Adar – No Weapon Formed Against You

Note: This event is associated with Purim, however, this year a second month of Adar is added, meaning that Purim is still a month away. It was on this day that the 10 sons of Haman were hung upon the gallows that had been prepared for Mordechai and his fellow Jews....
12 Adar — Focus On The Inside

12 Adar — Focus On The Inside

It was on this day in the year 19 B.C. that a dedication ceremony was held to initiate the expansion of the Temple under the auspices of Herod the Great. The historian Josephus recorded that:  “In the fifteenth year of his reign, Herod rebuilt the Temple, and...
11 Adar — Hidden In Our Hearts

11 Adar — Hidden In Our Hearts

It was on this day in the year 1488 that the first printed edition of the Tanach, that is the Torah, the Prophets and the different Hebrew writings, was printed in Soncino, Italy. This occurred in a time when other key events were taking place or were about to take...

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