“Establishing a ‘Jewish calendar’ was the first mitzvah (commandment) the Jewish nation received from God.
Your Jewish birthday has a dual significance:
a) According to Jewish tradition, your mazal (good fortune) is dominant on your birthday.
b) As a nation we celebrate those dates when special events that affected our destiny occurred…
What is more significant than your birth? It is when the Creator said, ‘Here, I am giving you a body, a soul, and a divine mission. I have absolute trust in your ability to pull through for Me.'”