It is a law in the Code of Jewish Law to be joyous during this month, Adar! How can I be commanded to be happy if I am not?!
It takes skill to not notice the many blessings in our lives and in our generation. Yes we have valid complaints but they dare not cloud out our happiness and basic gratitude for the great times that we live in.
Rabbi Mendel (Menachem) Bluming serves as a rabbi in Potomac, Maryland with his family