“Fourteenth Day of the Month” ✡ Tonight is Purim! – ISRAEL365

Enjoin them that they should keep the
fourteenth day of the month Adar,
and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

לְקַיֵּם עֲלֵיהֶם–לִהְיוֹת עֹשִׂים אֵת יוֹם אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר לְחֹדֶשׁ אֲדָר וְאֵת יוֹם-חֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר בּוֹ  בְּכָל-שָׁנָה וְשָׁנָה

אסתר ט:כא

l’-ka-yaym a-lay-hem lih-yot o-seem ayt yom ar-ba-a a-sar l’-kho-desh a-dar v’-ayt yom kha-mi-sha a-sar bo b’-khol sha-na v’-sha-na

Today’s Israel Inspiration

Did you know that Purim is the only Jewish holiday that is observed on two different days, depending on one’s location? Jerusalem residents celebrate Purim on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Adar, while the rest of the world celebrates on the 14th. In establishing this rule, Esther highlighted a vital lesson of the Purim story. The Jews of her time had forsaken Jerusalem when they feasted at the king’s party which celebrated its destruction. By celebrating Purim in Jerusalem on a different day, we highlight its special status and its eternal connection to the Jewish people. This Purim send an Israel365 gift basket and bring holiday cheer to your choice of recipient – a soldier, sick child or orphan in Jerusalem.

Purim Animated

Get ready for the holiday of Purim! Watch the story of the Jewish salvation in pictures.

Israel World’s 11th Happiest Country

The 2016 World Happiness Report ranks Israel in 11th place, following Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden.

Illustrated Five Scrolls of Scripture Box Set

These five gorgeous books of scripture are brought to life by artist, Tamar Messer. It is distributed in a colorful box set which includes the five megillot such as, the Song of Songs, the Book of Esther, The Book of Ruth, Ecclesiastes and Lamentations. Focusing on Jewish art, Tamar Messer is a highly talented and respected Israeli contemporary artist. Each book is illustrated after a period of dedicated thought and study to the texts. Then, Tamar puts her own point of views and interpretation in the art work.These books are art at its very best, alive with originality and spirit, inviting your participation and offering a new and deep interpretation to the text. All the books are full text Hebrew and English.

Today’s Israel Photo

Purim is in the air! Shoppers at the famous Jerusalem market (the “shuk”) walk by Purim cookies for sale at the Magdaniyat Peer Bakery. The cookies are called Hamentaschen, and are traditionally filled with delicious jams.

Yesterday’s Photo Trivia

You got it! Yesterday’s photo featured an incredible sunset over Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

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