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Depends who you ask. The Gemara, Sanhedrin 12a, says: אין מעברין את השנה לא משנה לחברתה ולא שלש שנים זו אחר זו אמר רבי שמעון מעשה ברבי עקיבא שהיה חבוש בבית האסורים ועיבר שלש שנים זו אחר זו אמרו לו משם ראיה ב"ד ישבו וקבעו אחת אחת בזמנה The court may not intercalate the year from one year to another, and it does not intercalate three successive years, ...


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Note that the word אם (if) is not in the mishna. I would read it as "they read". You can have the case in which it was announced before Adar that there would be an Adar Sheni and people may or may not read in Adar Rishon as well as the case in which it is not announced until after Purim. This teaches that even though you might think that a late announcement ...


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The question is based on a false premise! There is no connection between Tetzave and Moshe Rabbeinu's Yahrzeit as far as setting the calendar is concerned. While it often happens that 7-Adar is during the week of the Tetzave Torah reading, it sometimes happens not that way. E.g. in 1977 2001 7-Adar was on Friday before Terumah. In 2029 and 2032 it will be ...


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Rashi on Chumash does not make definitive statements that here, as opposed to there, is the decided halachic source for some law. Rather, his chosen role is to channel midrashim in order to show how Chazal understood the pesukim, in a manner that is consistent and runs through the each pasuk in turn. Often, while doing this, he acts as a conduit for one ...


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According to Ramba"m Hilchot Kiddush Hachodesh 1:1 and 1:2, Devarim 16:1 is the source. But what Rash"i states is a bit "incomplete". True, the "goal" is that Pesach does have to be in the month of Aviv (the ripening of the barley crop, or colloquially, "Spring".) But, it is actually because of the deficit of 11 days each year between the lunar and solar ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, 221:3 addresses this question, writing: אִם מֵת לוֹ מֵת בְשָׁנָה מְעֻבֶּרֶת בַּאֲדָר רִאשׁוֹן אוֹ בַּאֲדָר שֵׁנִי, אֲזַי בְּשָׁנָה פְשוּטָה מִתְעַנֶּה כֵּן בַּאֲדָר, וּבְשָׁנָה מְעֻבֶּרֶת מִתְעַנֶה בְּזֶה הָאֲדָר שֶׁמֵּת. אִם בָּרִאשׁוֹן, בָּרִאשׁוֹן. וְאִם בַּשֵּׁנִי, בַּשֵּׁנִי. וְאִם מֵת בְּשָׁנָה פְשׁוּטָה, אֲזַי בְּשָׁנָה ...


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My Rav said you keep both days, regardless of whether the person died in a leap year or non-leap year. He said all the halachos of Yartzeit apply to both.


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Well, according to this article, I am pretty much wrong. Excerpt: The general rule is that the first Adar is the yahrzeit for one who dies in Adar of a non-leap year, and on that day all yahrzeit precedence belongs to the person observing the yahrzeit. However, Kaddish is said on that day in the second Adar as well, but there is no precedence over ...


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