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Traditional calendar has two Shabbats in a row. For example, Passover 2008 was preceded by Shabbat. 1st day of Passover is a Holy Meeting and it is called a shabbat too. Calendar can't have two miqra qodesh in a row because Hebrews would have nothing to eat on the second Shabbat as Manna did not fall out that day. Can someone explain this?

Basically, how can we have two Holy Meetings in a row in traditional calendar?

This is a question about traditional calendar.

New Moon is also a"moed". It is called so in Bemidbar 28:2 and Bemidbar 28:11.

closed as unclear what you're asking by DanF, sabbahillel, Monica Cellio Jan 26 '16 at 0:07

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    You're incorporating multiple ideas into your question, here, so I'm uncertain what the focus is. Are you concerned about the definition / usage of the term "Shabbat", "Mikrah Kodesh" or when Manna fell, to make your point? Please clarify this in the question, not via comments. And what does "traditional calendar" mean. If you mean the Judaic calendar that we use, today, that didn't exist in the desert at the time of the Manna. – DanF Jan 25 '16 at 21:33
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    For me, it is not clear, which is why I asked the questions that I did. Up to you if you wish to clarify. – DanF Jan 25 '16 at 21:36
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    @AleksandrSigalov Sorry, the verse only says the manna didn't fall on the seventh day. It doesn't indicate that every miqra kodesh had this property. – Double AA Jan 25 '16 at 22:06
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    @AleksandrSigalov No and I don't plan on wasting my time doing so anytime soon. I spend too much time as it is pointing out the problems in what you say for the public good. – Double AA Jan 25 '16 at 23:30
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I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "correct" but if you're asking how the Jews wandering in the desert could have used the calendar we use today, the answer is, "they didn't" (although your confused reasoning about "two Shabbats" is irrelevant to that fact). Before the current calendar was developed in post-Temple times, a completely different calendar system was used which was based on observations of the moon.

  • I think he's calling a calendar with "Lunar Shabbatot" the "traditional calendar". (ie shabbat on 8/15/22/29 of the month) If I were you I'd vote to close as unclear. – Double AA Jan 25 '16 at 21:58
  • @DoubleAA No, I am talking about our calendar. Not Lunar Shabbat one. But I do imply it as a solution. – Aleksandr Sigalov Jan 25 '16 at 22:01
  • I accepted this answer but it is still not clear to me what we can do and when. I want to live by proper calendar. – Aleksandr Sigalov Jan 26 '16 at 0:09
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    The "proper" calendar is the one we are currently using, not anyone else's proposed calendar, not yours, not the Gregorian, Hindu or any other. Does the current Judaic calendar have flaws? Absolutely! There are many articles that explain the "seasonal drift" showing that if left as is, Pesach could fall in the winter in a few thousand years, unless our calendar gets adjusted. That's not the point, here. You and I won't be alive to worry about what happens, then, anyway. For now, our calendar has been exceptionally good for a few millennium. I don't think you'd do better than Hillel IV. – DanF Jan 26 '16 at 14:39
  • @DanF Hillel II, IIRC. – Scimonster Jan 26 '16 at 20:43

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