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
The Wandering Jew Preparing to Return Home

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