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CHAT: Jewish calendar

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 26, 2000, 9:43
Steg Belsky:

> Quick lesson in Jewish Calendar 101:
> > The calendar is built on a 19-year cycle. 7 of those years, #s 3, 6, 8, > 11, 14, 17, and 19 (known by the acronym GV"Hh 2DZ"Tt, pronounced [guaH > adzat]) are leapyears, with the extra month Adar Rishon (Adar I). Notice > that the "real" Adar is Adar Sheini (Adar II), as can be seen from the > fact that the holidays that fall out in Adar are celebrated in Adar 2 in > a leap year. > > So, the only difference between the "back in the day" calendar and the > current calendar is that today all the intercalations are done set and > mathematically instead of by witnesses' testimony.
Many thanks for the detail, Steg. Would I be correct in thinking that the two methods might occasionally result in slightly different leap years? James ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================