Paul Wilson (5 Apr 2011)
"New Moon Sighted - April 2011 - First Biblical Month"

Karaite Korner Newsletter #506

New Moon Report
April 2011
First Biblical Month

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:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=293928&id=371892568628&l=117d55c868

Chag 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 the conclusions.

Shanah Tovah!
Happy New Year!

Nehemia Gordon
Jerusalem, Israel