Our Jewish calendar expects a lot from us during the course of the year.
Every week, we must make time for rest, relaxation and refreshment as we approach Shabbat.
We are expected to evaluate our lives and our souls in the lead-up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
We are expected to be devastatingly sad and melancholy on dates like Tisha B’Av.
And, of course, we are expected to be euphorically happy as we approach Purim.