Saturday, March 21, 2015


The Month of the Aviv!

The Month of the Aviv

Shalom Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected
Biblical Hebrew Calendar Fans!

Today, March 21, 2015, the new moon was sighted in Israel. That means that this evening at sunset is the beginning of the month of the Aviv and the Biblical New Year! Click here to see this month of the calendar online.

Rosh Chodesh Sameach!

Nehemia Gordon

Monday, March 16, 2015

Aviv Barley Found From Nehemiah

Aviv Barley Found

Hebrew year to begin with new moon on March 21, 2015

On March 15, 2015 we headed out for a preliminary Aviv Search. We ended up finding Aviv barley at five locations, three in the Northern Negev (Tel Gamah, Gamah Junction, Mishmar Ha-Negev) and two in the Jordan Valley (Tel Malkoach and Nachal Talkid). The barley at Mishmar Ha-Negev was 6-row domesticated Aviv barley. All the rest was 2-row wild Aviv barley. The photo at the top of this message is of 2-row wild Aviv barley at Gamah Junction in the Northern Negev. More photos of Aviv barley at the other four locations are posted at:
This means the next new moon expected (barring clouds) on March 21, 2015 will mark the beginning of the Hebrew year. Assuming the moon is sighted on March 21, the Feast of Unleavened Bread will run from sunset on April 4 until sunset April 11, 2015. Shavuot will fall out sunset May 23 until sunset May 24, 2015. 
Shanah Tovah!
Happy New Year! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Barley update by Nehemia Gordon

#002: Pre-Aviv in the Jordan Valley Feb 27, 2015

DSCF0129-Jordan-Valley-Feb-27-2015-smallI went down to examine the barley in the Jordan Valley today (Friday Feb 27, 2015). I was thought I might find barley in the vegetative state (like grass) after the snow and hail. Instead, I found barley in the flowering stage. This means there’s a very good chance that the barley will be Aviv by the end of the 12th Hebrew month. This would make the new moon on Saturday March 21 the beginning of the Hebrew year. Here’s a discussion I carried out in the field with Devorah Gordon about the Aviv in general and this year in particular. -Nehemia

Friday, February 20, 2015

New Moon of the 12th month

12th New Moon and Aviv 2015

New Moon Sighted on Feb 20, 2015 from Jerusalem

New moon sighted from Jerusalem on Feb 20, 2015 by Gil Ashendorf at 5:54pm and Devorah Levine at 5:57pm. The photo at the top of this message was taken by Devorah Levine from Jerusalem. 
We will be carrying out this year’s Aviv Search on March 19-20, at the end of the 12th Hebrew month. The new moon should be visible (barring clouds) on Shabbat March 21, 2015. If the barley is Aviv, then Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) will begin on Saturday night, April 4 and Shavuot will fall out 50 days later on Sunday May 24, 2015. This will result in a rare convergence in which the Biblical Shavuot will coincide with the Rabbinical Shavuot and the Christian Pentecost. Of course, if we don’t find the Aviv by March 21, the Biblical dates will all be a month later.
Please help us carry out this year’s Aviv Search by making a tax-deductible donation at:
You can also support the Aviv Search by check to Makor Hebrew Foundation, PO Box 40, Atascosa TX 78002 or by calling Dev at 1-800-420-8206.
In this week’s Prophet Pearls, Keith and I uncover the hidden secrets of Solomon’s Temple and reveal some shocking truths about the origin of Rabbinical teachings. Click here to listen:
Click here to listen to this week’s corresponding episode of The Original Torah Pearlson the Torah portion of Terumah covering Exodus 25:1-27:19.

Nehemia Gordon
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