WORD OF THE MONTH
feature of Torah Tidbits to help clarify practical and conceptual
aspects of the Jewish Calendar, thereby better fulfilling the mitzva
of HaChodesh HaZeh Lachem...
Tevet was the third
month in a row with only 29 days. Rosh Chodesh Shvat is the third
one-day Rosh Chodesh in a row. That's the longest possible run. It
happens on average 25.5% of the time.
This Shabbat we bench Rosh Chodesh Shvat, which will be on
ROSH CHODESH SH'VAT YIH-YEH B'YOM SH'LISHI HABA ALEINU V'AL KOL
The molad will be on Mon 16h 12m 3p
HAMOLAD YIH-YEH B'YOM SHENI, SHTEIM ESREI DAKOT U'SHLOSHA CHALAKIM
ACHAREI ARBA BATZAHARAYIM
That is Yom Sheini 22: 219 in Rambam notation
That is Monday, January 10th, 3:51pm Israel Standard Time (a.k.a.
The actual (astronomical) molad will have occurred 1h 49m earlier
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