Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Chapter 141, 1
From the onset of Adar one should magnify his joy. (Mishenichnas Adar marbim b’simcha.) If a Jew has an altercation with a non-Jew he should take him to court during Adar since it is an auspicious time.
The Ohev Yisrael, zt”l, writes that the word “b’simcha” has the same numerical value as the word “shana,” year. The more b’simcha, joyous, one is during Adar, the more joy one will experience the entire year!
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