Purim Moon

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The full moon tonight is the last full moon of the winter.

According to astronomers and meteorologists, spring begins with the vernal equinox–on March 20 this year.

On the Jewish calendar, today is the feast of Purim. Purim comes on the full moon before the Passover moon.

This means we are one month away from Holy Week.

Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

(You will be quizzed on this.)

Equinox
Equinox

Plus, here is a preview for a Purim movie which came out a few years ago. It tells the story of the book of Esther.