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It's in Your Hands

3 Tishrei, 5749 · September 14, 1988

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It's in Your Hands: 3 Tishrei, 5749 · September 14, 1988

The lunar year is eleven days shorter than the solar year. Therefore, every two or three years, an additional month is added to the Jewish calendar, to bring the lunar and solar years back into alignment.
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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.