Okay, so for those who have no idea what the title of today’s post means, I’ll clarify:
The Hebrew month of Adar contains the wacky holiday of Purim. The thing is, when there’s a leap year, there’s an entire extra month of Adar–because if you’re going to have a month that comes twice, it might as well as be the one that’s known as the happiest of the year. But there’s only Purim in the second Adar.
After a month of tolerating a giant “SIKE!” the second Adar of 5774 started yesterday. Jewish kids everywhere are going crazy. Okay, maybe not all Jewish kids, but the Jewish kids in my house. Junk food is suddenly widely available and clowns appear in unexpected places. Costumes have been hunted down. Jokes are flying.