Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Are there any records of the Beis Din's decisions regarding the Hebrew Calendar (e.g. to add months, how long the month would be), before Hillel Hakatan established the fixed calendar?

share|improve this question
the gemara in Rosh Hashana has discussions about particular months and lengths but doesn't keep track of a particular year or series of decisions. – Danno Sep 24 '13 at 13:04
AMWJ, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for this interesting question! I hope you'll look around and find records of other Mi Yodeya deliberations that you'll find interesting, perhaps starting with out 153 other calendar questions. – Isaac Moses Sep 24 '13 at 15:31
I don't believe this question has been answered on here before. If there's an answered question that you believe addresses this question, I'd like to read it. Thanks. – AMWJ Oct 1 '13 at 4:27
AMWJ, I don't think that that was @IsaacMoses's intent. – msh210 Oct 2 '13 at 8:09
AMWJ, @msh210's right. I like to try to welcome new users with a pointer to other Mi Yodeya content they might find interesting, on the hopes that they continue exploring and get hooked. Sorry for giving you the wrong impression; I like this question a lot and hope we get a good answer to it. – Isaac Moses Oct 2 '13 at 18:15

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.