Paul Wilson (5 Apr 2011)
"New Moon Sighted - April 2011 - First Biblical Month"
Karaite Korner Newsletter #506
New Moon Report
On Monday April 4, 2011 the new moon was sighted from
Israel. The moon was first sighted from Mount Hezekiah at 7:28 pm by Nehemia
Gordon and at 7:29 pm by Yoel Halevi. The moon was also sighted from Ashdod by
Magdi Shamuel at 7:40 pm.
A photograph of the moon sighted from Mount
Hezekiah in the Eilat Mountains is posted at:
HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) will begin April 18 at sunset.
Looks like I messed up the dates on my last newsletter about finding
Aviv barley on March 30 in the Jordan valley when it was in fact March 29.
Thanks to Botaniska Föreningen for catching this oversight. This doesn't change
Happy New Year!