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Why Do We Need To Make Leap Years, and Why Adar?
This year, 5779, is a leap year, meaning that there are two months of Adar, Adar Aleph (A) and Adar Bet (B). We need to understand: a) Why is it necessary to make a leap year? b) Which Adar is the main one? c) What are the ramifications from this?
Fast of Gedaliah Times: September 12, 2018 | 3 Tishrei 5779
Fast of Gedaliah Times for Major Cities Around the World: September 12, 2018 | 3 Tishrei 5779
Isru Chag (the Day After the Festival)
Isru Chag is the weekday after the three festivals. What is the source for its name, and what customs are kept on this day?
Tu B’av: The Jewish Valentine’s Day
Did you know that the Jewish calendar has its own day dedicated to love? It's true. The 15th of the month of Av, also known as Tu B'av, is an ancient holiday dedicated to finding someone to love
What’s Rosh Chodesh? - Part 1
Why did G-d command the moon to lower itself? What is the unique virtue of each month? Why do some moths have a two-day Rosh Chodesh? In ancient times, Rosh Chodesh (the “head” of the month) was a significant festival day. At that time, the new months were determined by observation. Each month began when the first sliver of moon became visible after the dark of the moon. Observers would watch the sky at night for any sign of the moon. If they saw the moon, they would report their sightings to the Sanhedrin (Rabbinical Supreme Court)
What’s Rosh Chodesh? - Part 2
What prayers are added on Rosh Chodesh? Why does a new day begin in the evening in Judaism? Why is there an additional month added in a leap year? Rabbi Lauffer discusses the role of the sun and the moon in the Jewish calendar
An Overview of the Jewish Calendar
Rabbi Avi Geller takes us on an exciting journey through the cycle of the Jewish calendar.
The Unique Halachot of Adar Rishon (First Adar)
Adar Rishon (or Adar Aleph) occurs 7 times every 19 years and there are a number of interesting halachic ramifications from the extra month we add on.
The Spiritual Rosh Hashanah
The purpose of the laws in Judaism regarding the entire cycle of the Jewish calendar, are in order for us to tap into the spirituality of the moment. How can we connect to the spirituality of Rosh Hashana?