Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Halocho #1095 - When is the Shavu'ot festival?

In the Torah, Shavu'ot does not have a fixed date, but happens on the day after finishing counting 7 full weeks - 49 days - of the Omer.

Since we currently have a fixed Jewish calendar, with Nissan always 30 days long and Iyar always 29 days long, Shavu'ot is always on 6 Sivan. 

In the time of the Bet HaMikdash - may it be speedily rebuilt in our time - any month could be either 29 or 30 days long, depending on when the new moon was first sighted.

Outside Israel, Shavu'ot is 2 days long, on the 6th and 7th of Sivan (15th and 16th May, this year).

- Danny
Tuesday, 27 Iyar 5773 - 42nd day of the Omer

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy diagnosed with lymphoma:
יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה  

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