16/02/2018 12th. Moon represents overcoming, trading sorrow for joy, giving to the poor, happiness, strength.
Blessed are you Yahuah Elohiym for you have blessed us with the Renewed Moon, the Renewed Covenant and renewed mercies. Blessed are you Yahuah, the source of Living Waters. Ameyn.
“Praise Yahuah! Praise Yahuah from the heavens! Praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels! Praise Him, all His host! Praise Him, sun and moon! Praise Him, all you shining stars! Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, You waters that are above the heavens. Let them praise the name of Yahuah, For he commanded, and they were created. He has also established them forever and ever. He has made a decree which will not pass away.” (Psa. 148:1-6).
“How goodly are your tents, Ya`akov, Your tents, Yisra’el! As valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river-side, as lign-aloes which Yahuah has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters. Water shall flow from his buckets, His seed shall be in many waters, His king shall be higher than Agag, His kingdom shall be exalted.” (Num. 24:5-7).
Mordekhai wrote these things, and sent letters to all the Yehudim who were in all the provinces of the king Achashverosh, both near and far, to enjoin those who they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar [Ist.New Moon], and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly, as the days in which the Yehudim had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the needy.
The Feast of Purim is celebrated 01-02/03/2018. This is a memorial for the protection of the Jewish people in exile.
Rosh Chodesh 1st. New Moon 18/03/2018.
Please note this is the first New Moon and is the New Year. Pesach is 14 days later on 01/04/2018 (sunset 31/03/2018).