Hebrew Month


About the Month of Adar

Adar is the sixth month of the Hebrew year (or the twelfth and final month when counting from Nissan). Like all Hebrew months, the name Adar is of Babylonian origin, corresponding to the constellation of the Fish (Pisces), visible in the night sky during this lunar month. Adar usually overlaps the solar months of February and March.

On leap years, an extra month of Adar is added to the calendar. This ensures that the lunar year remains aligned with the solar year and that the holiday of Passover will fall in the springtime, as it did during the Exodus from Egypt.

Adar, along with its original name, appears in the Scroll of Esther:

“In the first month, that is, the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, pur—which means “the lot”—was cast before Haman concerning every day and every month, [until it fell on] the twelfth month, that is, the month of Adar.” (Esther 3:7)

Tribe of Adar

Naphtali Tribe Symbol

The Tribe of Naphtali

Naphtali is compared to a deer running free. This represents free-spiritedness and independence, which allows a person to try new things and be open to new ideas. These characteristics, when used appropriately, can lead to limitless development and growth.

Stone of the Month of Adar


Adar’s stone in the High Priest’s breastplate is the Shvoh (Agate)

Holidays in Adar

Adar 14 or 15



Notable Dates in Adar

7 Adar

1391–1271 BCE
Birthday and death of Moses

Related Articles


Sign up to receive daily inspiration to your email