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What actually occurred on the first Rosh Hashanah, more than 5700 years ago? What are we commemorating?
It seems that this year’s holiday of Passover was much later in the year than it was last year. What exactly happened to delay the holiday of Passover this year?
About the Jewish Leap Year
The Jewish calendar normally consists of twelve lunar months. A lunar month—from the moment when the crescent new moon appears until it disappears once again—is roughly 29.5 days. Twelve lunar months equal 354 days, eleven days less than the solar year. T...
Background: Why Is There a 13th Month? The Torah commands us to keep a lunar calendar. See Exodus 12:2. A lunar cycle is approximately 29.5 days, and a year of 12 lunar months contains 354 days. Jewish months alternate between 29 and 30 days in length. A ...
Hakhel: Then & Today
A hush falls over the mammoth crowd, as the royally bedecked king of Israel ascends on to a platform and reads sections of the holy Torah. The nation is inspired and invigorated...
When is the next Sabbatical year, and how is this calculation computed?
According to biblical law, the Jubilee is only observed when all twelve tribes of the Jewish nation are living in Israel . . .
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