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Using the anno mundi system started by Maimonides , devide the Hebrew year by 19 . This year is 5776. It is divisible evenly by 19 , and yielding 304. In other words, there have been 304 cycles since it started. Next, the next leap years are in a sequence of 3-3-2, and 3-3-3-2, giving 7 leap years out of every 19 year cycle . The next leap year will be 5779 ...


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The most reliable historical document is Scripture. The evidence from the manna in Exodus indicates a day started at sunset. After leaving Egypt the people were fed by manna from the LORD: So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you ...


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The years are 353, 354, 355, (nonleap) and 383, 384, 385 years (leap). divide by seven and the remainder shows how many days in the week each day in the year will have been moved from the previous year. Here is the modulo 7 list for the possible years. 353 % 7 = 3 354 % 7 = 4 355 % 7 = 5 383 % 7 = 5 384 % 7 = 6 385 % 7 = 0 This year we have 385 days which ...


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@hazoriz's answer provides specific years. Here, I will explain the general scenario. There are 6 lengths of Judaic years: Chaser or "missing" - 353 days for regular and 383 days for leap years Kesidrah - "In order" - 354 days for regular and 384 for leap years Maleh - "Full" - 355 days for a regular and 385 for leap years I won't delve into how the ...


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5751,5752 The previous time The next time 5778,5779 (if we do not start deciding months by the court) This time 5775,5776


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The 2 possible Shabbat parshi'ot that can be read the most are Shmini (non-leap year) and Acharei Mot (leap year, as in this year). Both can be read a max of 8 times, exactly because of what you have stated in your question. Note that this only occurs in Diaspora. This leaves Diaspora one week behind Israel for a while. This year, the "evening" week, I ...


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Consider the quip that Shmini is read eight times when Pesach in Chutz La'aretz has the first and last day on Shabbas in a non leap year (so that Shmini is the parsha affected). Mincha, Mon, Thurs, Mincha, (skip Chol HaMoed ), Mincha, Mon, Thur, Shabbos. This is a well known riddle that children bring home when it happens. In 1991 for example This ...


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The most Sifrei Torah that can be taken out on 1 Shabbat is 5. And, actually, in many shuls, this will occur tomorrow morning and afternoon, so you may want to be there to witness a somewhat rare event. Here's how: 6 aliyot from parshat Tazri'a the 7th aliyah is from Pinchas for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Maftir from parshat Bo for parshat Hachodesh A custom to ...


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I would just pin my opinion that the no. 613 is a combination of 6+1+3=10(ten commandment) 10 is 1+0=1(H" ekhad devarim:6:4) which means 613 mitzvot given to israel is directly connected to the existence of G-d


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How many people are really calculating the time to say qiddush levanah down to the minute anyway? The day, or time of day, should be sufficient. The chalaqim merely add a traditional flavor and historical precision to the molad moment, which is reported in our familiar international time scheme of hours and minutes. We also tend to announce it in the ...


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If the leap year occurred every third year, the drift would accumulate too much. For ease of calculation use 354 days per "normal" lunar year and 384 days per leap year. This means that there would be 1,092 days in three years while there are 1,095.75 solar days in three years. This would mean that the residual drift would be a full extra month every 30 ...



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