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- Kalender Ibrani dimulai sejak penciptaan Adam dan Hawa, hari ke-6 dalam penciptaan.
The first day of the calendar marks the creation of Adam and Eve, on the sixth day of Creation.http://judaism.about.com/library/3_askrabbi_o/bl_simmons_calendarstart.htm
With blessings from Jerusalem,
Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Yang unik dari kalender Ibrani :
- Hari dimulai setelah terbenamnya matahari. Jadi Hari Senin pukul 7 malam adalah hari Selasa dalam kalender Ibrani.
- Bulan baru dimulai saat munculnya bulan, dan akhir bulan ditandai menghilangnya bulan
Gambar perkembangan bulan.
Bulan Lama Gregorian / internasional
Nissan 30 hari Maret-April
Iyar 29 hari April-Mei
Sivan 30 hari Mei-Juni
Tammuz 29 hari Juni-Juli
Av 30 hari Juli-Agustus
Elul 29 hari Agustus-September
Tishri 30 hari September-Oktober
Heshvan 29 / 30 hari Oktober-November
Kislev 30 / 29 hari November-Desember
Tevet 29 hari Desember-Januari
Shevat 30 hari January-February
Adar 29 / 30 hari Februari-Maret
Adar II 29 hari Maret-April
Di tahun kabisat Adar punya 30 hari.
Tahun baru dimulai Nissan
Yom Rishon (יום ראשון), disingkat יום א׳ = Minggu = Hari pertama
Yom Sheni (יום שני), disingkat יום ב׳ = Senin = Hari kedua
Yom Shlishi (יום שלישי), disingkat יום ג׳ = Selasa = Hari ketiga
Yom Reviʻi (יום רבעי), disingkat יום ד׳ = Rabu = Hari keempat
Yom Chamishi (יום חמישי), disingkat יום ה׳ = Kamis = Hari kelima
Yom Shishi (יום ששי), disingkat יום ו׳ = Jumat = Hari keenam
Yom Shabbat (יום שבת atau biasanya שבת - Shabbat), disingkat יום ש׳ = Hari Sabbath (Hari perhentian)" = Sabtu
Catatan lain dari :http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/m_calint.htm
Introduction to the
Days and WeeksThe Jewish day begins at sunset. The status of the period between
sunset (the disappearance of the sun behind the horizon) and nightfall
(the emergence of three medium-sized stars) is doubtful.
For some purposes, it is treated as part of the previous day,
e.g. at the end of Shabbat, when the prohibition of creative activities
(melacha) remains in force until nightfall.
Books and computer programs for conversions between the Jewish and
Gregorian (civil) calendars are based on the daylight portion of the
Jewish day. For instance, if you know that one of your ancestors
was born on 26 Nissan 5580, you will find that this corresponds to
10 April 1820 — but the actual birthday may have been the
previous day, 9 April 1820, in the evening.
With the exception of the Shabbat, the weekdays have no names.
They are simply numbered:
yom rishon = "first day" = (Sunday)
yom sheni = "second day" = (Monday)
yom sh'lishi = "third day" = (Tuesday)
yom revi'i = "fourth day" = (Wednesday)
yom chamishi = "fifth day" = (Thursday)
yom shishi = "sixth day" = (Friday)
(shabbat kodesh, abbreviated
MonthsThe Jewish month is based on the lunar or synodic month, the time it
takes for the moon to circle the earth. Since the exact duration
of one revolution is a little over 29.5 days, the length of the months
normally alternates between 29 and 30 days.
A month of 30 days is called male ('full'), one of 29 days
is chaser ('defective').
There are two months which are male in some years and
chaser in others.
The month begins with the appearance of the new moon.
In the time of the Temple, the Sanhedrin (the highest court)
sanctified the new month when two witnesses had actually sighted the
moon. In the middle of the fourth century C.E., a fixed
calendar was introduced.
In the Torah, the months are numbered; the first is the one in which
the Exodus from Egypt occurred (Yetziat Mitzrayim; cf. Shemot
Later, names of Babylonian origin were adopted:
- ניסן — Nisan — (30 days)
- אייר — Iyyar — (29 days)
- סיון — Sivan — (30 days)
- תמוז — Tammuz — (29 days)
- אב — Av — (30 days)
- אלול — Elul — (29 days)
- תשרי — Tishri — (30 days)
- חשון — Cheshvan — (29 or 30 days)
- כסלו — Kislev — (30 or 29 days)
- טבת — Tevet — (29 days)
- שבט — Sh'vat — (30 days)
- אדר — Adar — (29 days)
YearsAn ordinary year consists of twelve months. When Cheshvan has 29 days and Kislev 30, it is "regular" (kesidra); if both have 30 days, it is "complete" (sh'lema) or "excessive"; and if both have 29 days it is "defective" (chasera). Thus, an ordinary year can have 353, 354 or 355 days.
A lunar year of 354 days is about 11 days shorter than the solar year, i.e. one revolution of the earth around the sun, which corresponds to the cycle of the seasons. If the Jewish calendar were based exclusively on the lunar year, Pesach (15 Nisan) would fall in the spring in one year, in the winter a few years later, then in the autumn, then in the summer and – after about 33 years – in the spring again. But the Torah says that Pesach must be celebrated in the spring (be-chodesh ha-aviv, Shemot [Exodus] 13:4), and so the average length of the Jewish year must be adjusted to the solar year. This is achieved by adding an entire month about every three years: In each cycle of 19 years, the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th and 19th years are leap years, the others are common years. For example, 5755 was a leap year because it was the 17th year in the 303rd cycle of 19 years: 5755/19 = 302 + 17/19. (This is something that you can calculate online.)
The extra month in a leap year has 30 days, so that the year lasts for 383, 384 or 385 days. It is added after the month of Sh'vat and is called Adar I, whereas the original Adar (of 29 days) becomes Adar II. Purim, which is on 14 Adar, is celebrated in Adar II in a leap year. Someone who was born in Adar of a common year will celebrate the anniversary in Adar II in leap years, but yahrzeit for someone who died in Adar of a common year is observed in Adar I in leap years.
The new year begins with Rosh Hashana, the first of Tishri (although this is the seventh month), in September or early October according to the Gregorian (civil) calendar. Jewish years are counted from the Creation of the world. To convert the Jewish year to the year of the Common Era (CE), subtract 3760 (or 3761 for the first months; in most years, 1 January falls in Tevet). For example, the major part of the Jewish year 5678 corresponded to 1918; the beginning of 5678 was in 1917. When the year is written with Hebrew letters, the 5000 is usually omitted ("small count", abbreviated ). In that case, one can find the civil equivalent by adding 1240. For instance, the numerical values of the letters add up to 756, short for 5756. That is the Jewish year which corresponds to 1996 (756 + 1240 = 1996); to be precise, it lasts from the evening of 24 September 1995 until the evening of 13 September 1996. (The numerical equivalent of a year written in Hebrew letters can be determined online.)
HolidaysAll Jewish holidays, fast days, remembrance days etc. have a fixed date in the Jewish calendar. Some of them are shifted to a different day if they fall on or just before the Shabbat.
Major festivalsThe Torah describes two cycles of festivals (cf. Vayikra [Leviticus] Ch. 23, Bamidbar [Numbers] Ch. 28-29): the three pilgrimage festivals (Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot) and the High Holidays (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur).
- Rosh Hashana (New Year)
- 1-2 Tishri
- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
- 10 Tishri
- Sukkot (Tabernacles): Full Holiday
- Diaspora: 15-16 Tishri Israel: 15 Tishri
- Sukkot: Chol Hamoed (Semi-Holidays)
- Diaspora: 17-21 Tishri Israel: 16-21 Tishri
- Sh'mini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly)
- 22 Tishri
- Simchat Tora (Rejoicing of the Tora)
- Diaspora: 23 Tishri Israel: combined with Sh'mini Atzeret (22 Tishri)
- Pesach (Passover): Full Holiday
- Diaspora: 15-16 Nisan Israel: 15 Nisan
- Pesach: Chol Hamoed (Semi-Holidays)
- Diaspora: 17-20 Nisan Israel: 16-20 Nisan
- Pesach: Final Holiday
- Diaspora: 21-22 Nisan Israel: 21 Nisan
- Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)
- Diaspora: 6-7 Sivan Israel: 6 Sivan
Minor festivalsTwo festivals commemorating the miraculous salvation of the Jewish people were instituted after the beginning of the Babylonian exile: Purim has its basis in the biblical Book of Esther, Chanuka in the apocryphal Books of the Maccabees.
- Chanukka (Festival of Lights)
- If Kislev has 30 days: 25 Kislev - 2 Tevet If Kislev has 29 days: 25 Kislev - 3 Tevet
- Purim (Festival of Lots)
- 14 Adar (in leap years Adar II) Shushan Purim (in Jerusalem): 15 Adar (in leap years Adar II)
Fast daysIn addition to Yom Kippur and Ta'anit Esther, four public fast days commemorating the destruction of the first Temple were instituted in the era of the Prophets (cf. Zechariah 8:19). Since fasting is forbidden on the Shabbat (with the exception of Yom Kippur), fast days that fall on Shabbat are shifted.
- Tzom Gedalya (assassination of the governor Gedaliah)
- 3 Tishri If 3 Tishri falls on Shabbat, the fast is observed on Sunday (4 Tishri)
- Asara b'Tevet (beginning of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem)
- 10 Tevet
- Ta'anit Ester (Fast of Esther)
- 13 Adar (in leap years Adar II) If 13 Adar falls on Shabbat, the fast is observed on Thursday (11 Adar)
- Shiv'a Asar b'Tammuz (first breach in the walls of Jerusalem during the Babylonian siege)
- 17 Tammuz If 17 Tammuz falls on Shabbat, the fast is observed on Sunday (18 Tammuz)
- Tish'a b'Av (destruction of the Temple)
- 9 Av If 9 Av falls on Shabbat, the fast is observed on Sunday (10 Av)
Other special daysAfter the proclamation of the State of Israel, new minor festivals and memorial days were introduced; Tu bi-Shvat and Lag ba-Omer, which go back to Talmudic times, became particularly popular with children.
- Tu bi-Shvat (New Year of Trees)
- 15 Sh'vat
- Yom ha-Sho'ah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
- 27 Nisan
- Yom ha-Zikkaron (Memorial day for fallen Israeli soldiers)
- Eve of Yom ha-Atzma'ut
- Yom ha-Atzma'ut (Israel Independence Day)
- 5 Iyyar If 5 Iyyar falls on Friday or Shabbat, the celebrations are held on Thursday (4 or 3 Iyyar), so as to avoid a desecration of Shabbat
- Lag ba-Omer (33rd day in the Omer period)
- 18 Iyyar
- Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
- 28 Iyyar
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