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According to the Rambam we should say tachanun on more days than me do today. I think the only days he disqualifies are Shabbat, Moadim, Rosh Chodesh, and one or two more.


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I'll attempt to answer both your question and what's in the recent comments: It was estimated that it took 5-7 days for travelers who made the pilgrimage (aliyah laregel) from the furthest places to return home. Thus, the week after the end of Succot is considered a semi holiday. Why is Tishrei different than Nissan when there is no Tachanun the whole ...


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From what i understand, it is for the same reason that there's no tachanun during Nisan. (See Tachnun in Nissan) There, once we aren't saying tachanun during most of the month (first because of the Nesiyim, then Pesach), we don't say for the rest. Here to, once we have skipped tachanun for most of the month, we don't say it for the rest of the month. First ...


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If you use MS Outlook you can go into the calendar options (The menu has changed throughout the versions, so look up the Help Screen for the exact procedure) and add the Jewish Holidays to your calendar. One thing it won't tell you, though, is which holidays are days where work is forbidden. So here's the short list (assuming you are concerned for those ...


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A book written by a human claiming to be divine will not include dates (or any specific details) lest someone spot an error in them and then claim that it is not divine. The Torah being divine is not afraid to include specific details; thus this proves that the Torah is a Divine Document.


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HebCal is a full Hebrew calendar that provides lists of all the Jewish holidays, for any year. In the interest of full disclosure, i have done volunteer programming for them, but am not officially affiliated. Here is a list of all the Jewish holidays for the year 5775 (this year). Note that not every item on that list is a full holiday where work is ...


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It was actually the subject of a machlokes Rishonim if Rosh HaShana should be two days in Jerusalem/Beis HaVaad/Israel. The Baal Me'or (Beitza 3a) cites part of the discussion, and records that the practice was to only keep one day, until it was changed per the psak of the Rif. The Rif claims that based on Rava (that R' Yochanan would agree even after the ...


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According to the Ben Ish Chai it is important. But even more important is one's bris day. He writes in shana alef parshas Re'eh ois 17 that people are noheig to make their birthday into a yom tov, and it is a good siman, he adds that he too did it. He goes on to describe the bris-day minhag.


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Since the Jewish year begins on 1 Tishrei and ends on 29 Elul, your question is essentially to translate 1 Tishrei and 29 Elul of every Shmita year into Gregorian. The Shmita years are those divisible by 7. Since 1900 these years have been: 5663, 5670, 5677, 5684, 5691, 5698, 5705, 5712, 5719, 5726, 5733, 5740, 5747, 5754, 5761, 5768, and 5775 (which began ...



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