Friday, February 27, 2015

Barley update by Nehemia Gordon

http://www.nehemiaswall.com/002-pre-aviv-in-the-jordan-valley-feb-27-2015

#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

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