Riddle me this, our Jewish brethen...

  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 02, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    I am half Jew and have no idea for the reason. It is scientifically known that it takes 365.25 days for the earth to circle the sun...this is known as a year. As such, every 365.25 days should be a new year. Although the Jewish calendar has different months, how come the new year does always coincide with the Julian calendar every year? Are there not 365 days in the Jewish calendar? If there aren't 365 days in the Jewish calendar, aren't they scientifically off by a few years?
  • bijockmuscle

    Posts: 656

    Sep 02, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    theantijock saidLunar calendar. Mom died during sunset of a Rosh Hashana. So every year instead of just being sad on her birthday, on mother's day and on the Gregorian calendar anniversary, I also get to be sad on the Jewish New Year. Leave it to my ancestors to give me an extra day for tears.
    How many days in the Lunar Calendar?