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Here Rabbi Shimon Silver answers: Since there is no musaf with its mention, the announcement and maximum public notice is not possible anyhow. Therefore, it reverts to its rightful place. Once we are doing it by Ma'ariv, Ma'ariv is not an appropriate time for announcements at all, for the same reason that Mashiv HaRuach is not announced at Ma'ariv.
The shmittah years listed above are wrong. The timeline has been lost and incorrectly started again. The shmittah year was celebrated the year that Herod the Great laid siege to Jerusalem, in the year [Siege of Jerusalem (37 BC)]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_%2837_BC%29 "The besieged suffered from lack of provisions, compounded by a ...
Luach Davar B'Ito 5771 page 283 says that you do not say Amein after V'leslichas Avon, you say Amein after V'lchaporas Pesha.
I have a book here that lists the Hebrew-calendar dates for starting "v'sen tal umatar" for the years 5750 through 5851. Counting, I see that in 26 of those 102 years (25%) Chanuka starts before that date. (And in two of the years they start the same night: 5787 and 5833.)
As brought here, the two opinions are the Mechaber and the Ramo. The Mechaber holds that the proper time to morn the students of Rabbi Akiva is when it happened, whereas the Ramo holds that it should be on the days that Tachnurn is not said. The Arizal holds that the issue on Sefira is that they are days of judgement, which is why the students died then, so ...
The epoch for the Jewish calendar is the creation of the world, not the Revelation at Sinai which traditionally occured about 2500 years later and marks the beginning of distinctly Jewish national religious obligations.
See here: http://ohr.edu/special/misc/timeline.htm 3000 years is a nice round number and refers back to the revelation at Mount Sinai which occurred 2448 years after creation. 5774-2448=3326 years ago. 3000 is just a round number that approximates 3326. You do have a very valid point, however. There's a tradition in the Talmud that states that the year ...
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