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How did Haman know Moshe Rabeinu's Yahrzeit but not his Birthday?

The מהרש"א on that Gemara explains that Moshe having died on the 7th of Adar is something which could be worked out from Scriptures, as the Gemara works it out on Kiddushin 38a (it says they wept for ...
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Purim Katan in Adar I but no Purim Gadol in Adar II

A quick Google search shows that the in classic literature and Siddurim it often is called Purim Gadol. On Sefaria you can also find matches for Purim Gadol. That said, for brevity's sake, most ...
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Happiness in the Second Half of Adar

Rashi comments on that Gemara: "days of miracles for the Jewish people: Purim and Pesach". So it seems that Rashi understands that Adar is a time of joy because it begins a period of consecutive ...
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Why does Adar signal additional joy?

When the Talmud (Ta'anit 29a) states that we increase joy when Adar comes in Rashi explains: ימי נסים היו לישראל פורים ופסח They were days of miracles for Israel – Purim and Passover. We can perhaps ...
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Zayin Adar customs

B'chedrei Charedim mentions the custom to fast on this day and say the "סדר תיקון ליום ז' אדר" . Just as the death of a tzaddik provides atonement, so does fasting with repentance. The Chevra ...
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Do people still celebrate "Frankfurt Purim"?

An old frankfurter once told me that the only vestige of Purim Frankfurt during his youth in the prewar period was the would sing Adon Olom to the military band tune which accompanied vinz to the ...
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What is the name of the special parsha read on the shabbos before purim?

On the Shabas before Purim, we read the regular weekly parasha, which varies; next year (2017 Gregorian, 5777 Jewish) it will be T'tzave. Most weeks, after concluding the regular weekly parasha, we ...
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Bar mitzvah for child born in Adar

A boy born in the month of Adar of a non-leap year celebrates his bar mitzvah in the second Adar, if his bar mitzvah year is a leap year. (Rama on Code of Jewish Law, Orach Chaim 55:10) Nevertheless, ...
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How did Haman know Moshe Rabeinu's Yahrzeit but not his Birthday?

I saw an answer in the Sefer Pirsumei Nissa p: 246 and I'll try to translate: It is brought down in the Sefer Yaaros D'vash ( ח"ב דרוש י"ז/ח"א דרוש ג'/ח"ב דרוש ב' ודרוש י"ג) The reason Haman did not ...
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What exactly do we celebrate on Purim - the 14th of Adar?

While it is true that Pharoah later regretted letting the Hebrews leave on the 15th of Nissan, this was indeed the day that the exile of Egypt ended, and that seems to be what the seder night ...
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What exactly do we celebrate on Purim - the 14th of Adar?

As I explain in my answer the Jews were still scheduled to be murdered (without any penalty) on 13 Adar. Thus, the final redemption did not occur until after the fighting was over, Thus we celebrate ...
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Why does Adar signal additional joy?

Rabbi Chaim Drukman often brings the following parable: If you meet a friend in a place where you expect to meet him, like at work or at shul, then it's nice to meet him, and you're happy about it, ...
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Yahrtzeit in Second Adar according to Rav Moshe?

It is indeed in Yoreh De'ah 3:160:1 (found in vol. 6 of Iggerot Moshe).
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How does one write Hebrew dates in short?

I wouldn't recommend all-numeric Hebrew dates because of the potential confusion between Biblical (from Nisan) and civil (from Tishrei) numbering systems. You could try abbreviating the month names. ...
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Zodiac of Adar I

According to this answer on Hidabroot, it's the first Adar that has the mazal of Dagim. The question should be what mazal the second Adar has. The answerer suggests that the reason that Dagim is ...
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Purim in Adar: Haman's choice or a toss?

Esther Rabbah 7:11 records the full story. Because of its length, I'll let you look at the Midrash inside, but the gist of it is that he first threw lots on the days of the week, and when that failed, ...
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Why do we have Adar I & Adar II- why don't we give the additional month a new name?

You've already discovered why Adar was chosen as the intercalated month, so I don't need to delve into that area. See this answer for several reasons as to why we stick with the Babylonian names for ...
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What is the halacha regarding Adar yahrtzeits?

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, 221:3 addresses this question, writing: אִם מֵת לוֹ מֵת בְשָׁנָה מְעֻבֶּרֶת בַּאֲדָר רִאשׁוֹן אוֹ בַּאֲדָר שֵׁנִי, אֲזַי בְּשָׁנָה פְשוּטָה מִתְעַנֶּה כֵּן בַּאֲדָר, ...
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