Monday, February 11, 2019

Purim, Two Weeks After Rosh Chodesh Adar Bet

We're now in Adar Alef, which seems to me should be called Shevat Bet, but I'm not one of the sages...

Purim and birthdays from Adar, when only one, are all celebrated in Adar Bet. Rosh Chodesh Adar Bet is another two day special. I took a "poll" among the women who come most frequently to our Rosh Chodesh Prayers, and they voted that we doven together at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, on Thursday, 30th of Adar Alef, 5779, March 7, 2019, 8:30am.

כולן מוזמנות, תפילת נשים, ראש חודש אדר ב' , ל' אדר א', יום ה' ,7/03/2019 , 8:30, בשילה הקדומה, תל שילה
Today when I was in Shaar Binyamin shopping in a variety of stores there, I came across busy mothers already getting costumes for their children to wear on Purim. It's barely Adar Alef. There are five weeks to go before Purim!

Rosh Chodesh, first of the Jewish Month, is the traditional women's holiday. So, it's really the perfect time to take some time specially for you, ladies. Join us in Rosh Chodesh Prayer. We pray Hallel together outloud, and the rest of the prayers are said silently. There will be a tour of the Tel and Divrei Torah, Gd willing, in both Hebrew and English. For more information email, with "Rosh Chodesh" as subject.

Unlike many other Biblical/Jewish sites, there's no debate as to whether Shiloh is Shiloh. Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, is a recognized Israeli tourist and archaeological site. It's open on weekdays, offers guides and special activities for the entire family. For more information, contact them directly at, or 02-5789111.

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