Rowina (3 Aug 2011)
"Paul Wilson's post on starting the new month on August 2"


 
Goodness!  Now again a calendar slide.

Paul, you posted the Karaite Korner information on sighting the new moon for this Biblical
month.  They said one could not see the new moon in Israel on July 31, thus the first
day of the month would be August 2.

Does that mean that other feasts would move, if reckoned this way?  I really don't know,
does anyone?  

Does it mean Tisha B'Av would move from August 9 to August 10, and Tu B'Av would
move from August 15 to 16?  If Tu B'Av moved to August 16, it would then be on a Tuesday.

I am not sure this matters in our reckoning of these festivals--but it might.  I am not an expert
on Jewish Biblical calendars.  Modern Jews will be using the Gregorian calendar
and Tisha B'Av will be on August 9 and Tu B'Av on August 15, according to the calendar
someone posted off the Deyo website.  The Gregorian calendar can be found on the Deyo
website if anyone wants to look this up.

Glory to the Lord on every day of the month!

Mariel