On Purim, lacking visible clarity in the form of open miracles, the Jewish people trained themselves to listen.

Chanukah is the only Jewish holiday that commemorates an ancient national liberation struggle in the Land of Israel, particularly Judea and Samaria.

Our sages teach us that the Revelation at Sinai was a wedding. God was the groom and the Jewish people were His bride.

We learn from the story of Purim and from the hero Mordechai in particular that a leader must follow his convictions, regardless of the ratings.

Adar is the most joyous of months, as the Talmud teaches, "When the month of Adar enters we increase our joy."