Calendar, The Jewish
Tishrei, Month of
Fast of Gedaliah
Ten Days of Repentance
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Cheshvan, Month of
Kislev, Month of
Tevet, Month of
Tevet 10 (Fast)
Shevat, Month of
Adar, Month of
Nissan, Month of
Sefirat HaOmer period
Iyar, Month of
Pesach Sheni ("Second Passover")
Sivan, Month of
Tammuz 17 (Fast)
Three Weeks, The
Nine Days, The
Tisha B’Av (Fast)
Seven of Consolation
Av, month of
Elul, Month of
Dates on the Secular Calendar
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Since Biblical times the months and years of the Jewish calendar have been established by the cycles of the moon and the sun. Torah law prescribes that the months follow closely the course of the moon, from its birth each month to the next New Moon.
All about the Jewish calendar and how it works
Use this powerful tool to convert any regular calendar date to its corresponding Jewish calendar date, or vice versa.
"Creation" (beriah, in the Hebrew), which means bringing something into being out of a prior state of non-existence, implies a "before" and "after"; so to say that G-d created anything is also to say that He first (or simultaneously) created time...
Nissan is the first month, but it comes six months after the beginning of the year; Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the year, but it falls in the seventh month. Makes sense? It does, if you’re a Jew.
On the essence of lunar time.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if Rosh Hashanah would be regular and Passover punctual? And there would be an absolute guarantee that the World Series and Yom Kippur don't clash...
A parable by the Chassidic sage Rabbi Yechezkel Panet illuminates the geography of the Jewish calendar
Though most of the mitzvot were transmitted at Sinai, a select few were given beforehand. They were yet in Egypt when they received their first mitzvah: it’s time to establish a new calendar!
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