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When is Passover?

Passover is an eight day holiday which begins on the evening before the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, and concludes at nightfall on...

What do BCE and CE stand for?

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? justastudent: What do "BCE" and "CE" mean? As you can tell, I am...

What's the connection between women and Rosh Chodesh?

Jewish women have a special connection to Rosh Chodesh and therefore refrain from extra work such as washing laundry and sewing on that...

Why is Rosh Chodesh sometimes one day and sometimes two?

The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle. Since a lunar month is approximately 29 days and twelve hours, we alternate months — one month is...

What is the cycle of the Jewish calendar?

1. Tishrei, Shevat, Adar I (in case of a leap year), Nissan, Sivan and Av are always 30 days. Tevet, Adar (in a non-leap year) and Adar II (of a leap...

When and why did the Jews switch to a perpetual calendar?

The Jewish calendar is supposed to be, and originally was, based on the ongoing proclamations of the Sanhedrin. (See How does the Jewish...

How does the Jewish calendar work?

The Jews follow a lunar calendar. Since the lunar month is approximately 29.5 days, the Jewish month varies, some months are 29 days and some are thirty....

Jewish Astrology?

Sefer Yetzirah, one of the first Jewish books ever written, reveals the secrets of Jewish astrology. Throughout the Bible, Talmud and Code of Jewish Law...

When is Tu b'Shvat?

Tu b'Shvat is on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. For the year 2013, Tu b'Shvat starts at nightfall, Friday, January 25th, and ends...

What is the difference between the "complete Hallel" and the "incomplete Hallel"?

The complete Hallel is Psalms 113-118. On certain days we omit parts of these Psalms (the first eleven verses of Psalms 115 and 116), and the remainder is...