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Questions about calendars. The Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar that determines the dates of Jewish festivals.

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there are a few who write one at the start. The Yovel does not apply anymore and didn't apply during the 2nd temple period either. With regards to the "Gregorian" calendar, the year before one divisible …
answered Jan 21 '15 by CashCow
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Shalom's 2nd answer, Kedoshim, is the correct answer according to the minhag that most Ashkenaz minyanim follow, and appears to be the case with the Sefardic custom too except that it is a different h …
answered Jun 13 '16 by CashCow
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During 12 month years the following parshas are normally "doubled up". Vayahkel and Pekudei (exception when Rosh Hashanah was a Thursday and the year is full so Pesach will fall on a Sunday). Tazria …
answered Sep 16 '15 by CashCow
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I will give you the figures for calculation. The "molad" period is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 1/18th of a minute 3.3333 seconds). The calendar we use contains 235 months over a period of 19 … years. So multiple that timespan above by 235 and divide by 19. That will give you the time period we have as an average "year". The Gregorian calendar uses 365.2425 days in an average year. There …
answered May 16 '16 by CashCow
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In the fixed calendar it happens 7 times in 19 years. The lunar month, according to our tradition (we announce the "molad") in fact is exactly 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and one "chalak", an 18th … of a minute, or 42524 minutes + 1 chalak, or 765433 chalakim. (Hey, almost an easy number to remember, isn't that). If we ignore "leap seconds" and we know that the Gregorian calendar is 365.2425 …
answered Dec 23 '14 by CashCow
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Essentially the simplest answer is that, at the time of the Manna, they were told then "Today is Friday, gather double and save over because tomorrow is Shabbat and you won't find". (Beshalach). So w …
answered Jun 15 '15 by CashCow
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happened (this year being included in it). If I knew how to do a proper table on here I would. I may revisit in a special "Luach" topic. This is all from my head, with my knowledge of the calendar 2-29 …
answered Dec 23 '14 by CashCow
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The Mishnah Megilla has a series of Mishnayot of the format "there is no difference between A and B except...". where A and B are two different but similar things. Some similarities are often listed. …
answered Feb 2 '16 by CashCow