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Leap Year Essays and Inspiration

13 Facts About Jewish Leap Years
The Hebrew leap year ensures that the Jewish calendar remains true to the solar cycle
The Nineteen-Year Marriage
The easiest thing to do would be to get a divorce and follow one path through life, but Jews are notorious for their refusal to accept the easier solution
Sixty Days of Purim
Purim, as everyone knows, falls in the month of Adar. Actually, according to the Kabbalists, it's the other way around: Adar rises in Purim...
It’s All About the Timing
But did you ever wonder what would happen if the bird got there too early?
Always Happy
On the essence of the “Little Purim”
It could have been the most joyous day of the year. Instead, “Little Purim” is an almost ordinary day, with no special observances associated with it. Almost, but not quite . . .
The Natural Redemption
While both Purim and Passover commemorate momentous occasions of Divine deliverance, their respective stories are extremely dissimilar.
Since Biblical times the months and years of the Jewish calendar have been established by the cycles of the moon and the sun. Torah law prescribes that the months follow closely the course of the moon, from its birth each month to the next New Moon.
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