Theme of the Month of Adar: Moses was Born with Challenges

When Haman cast lots for a month in which to destroy the Jews, he rejoiced that it fell in Adar. (Book of Esther, ch. 3) He imagined that it was an “unlucky” month for them, because their leader Moses died on the 7th of Adar.

He did not take into account that Moses was born on the 7th of Adar. At the time of his birth, Moses faced the greatest challenge of his life. Nevertheless, he was miraculously saved from that challenge. Likewise, the Jews were saved from Haman’s evil plan, and the festival of Purim was instituted by Esther and Mordechai.

Baby Moses in the basket