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What Is The Year On The Jewish Calendar?
The Jewish Calendar is an ancient and sophisticated system governing the calendar of the Jewish people which goes back more than 2000 years. It is believed to have been first established in the sixteenth century BCE by a prominent Rabbi, known as Hillel II. The system is based on the lunar cycle and is calculated not by the Gregorian calendar, but by a lunar-solar cycle. This intricate system is crucial to the practice of Judaism and its observance of the various holidays.
The Jewish year is determined by a lunar cycle and is characterized by alternating months of 29 and 30 days. These months are known as Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishrei, and Cheshvan. Each month begins on the day after the New Moon and ends on the day of the full moon. The New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, is celebrated on the first of the month Tishrei. This day is the beginning of the new year and marks the start of the Jewish year.
The Jewish year is often referred to as the Anno Mundi, meaning “in the year of the world.” This is due to the calculation that is based on the traditional Jewish date for the creation of Adam, and not on any events or occurrences that took place later. The Jewish year is divided into two parts, or shmitas, which are the three academic years of the Talmud, or the study of the Jewish oral law, and are also known as the Sabbatical years.
The current year of the Jewish calendar is 5780. This year began on September 29, 2019. The Jewish calendar is calculated differently than the Gregorian calendar and has a slightly different set of holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, and Purim.
The Jewish calendar is an essential part of Jewish life and is used to mark special occasions, such as weddings and other special events, as well as the observance of the various holidays. As the year progresses, many Jews look forward to the day that marks the beginning of the New Year. The start of a new Jewish year is a cause for celebration, as it is a reminder that the cycle of life continues, and that the Jewish people will continue to live, observe, and celebrate their traditions and culture.