Addar, Odar, Oder, Odder, Oddar
- The sixth month of the Jewish calendar year.
- "Adar is my favorite Jewish month because we celebrate Purim!"
- "When Adar comes in, it's time to make merry." (Talmud Megilla, qtd in Glinert)
Languages of Origin
אדר Adar 'sixth month of the Jewish calendar'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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