Observing 'Sacred Flow of Time' Helps Us Stay Connected
Byline: Rabbi Robert Gamer
If one were to ask most Jews when the Jewish year begins, many would likely answer "Rosh Hashana."
Yet the Torah teaches us that Rosh Hashana, which falls on the first and second days of Tishrei, is actually in the seventh month of the Jewish religious calendar (Numbers 29:1).
Instead it is the month of Nisan (which this year begins Monday night, March 22) that is the first month of the Jewish calendar. We read in the special Torah reading for the Shabbat, "This month (Nisan) shall mark for you the beginning of the months of the year for you." (Exodus 12:2). This verse is a part of the special reading today because this Shabbat, …
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Publication information: Article title: Observing 'Sacred Flow of Time' Helps Us Stay Connected. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 20, 2004. Page number: 2. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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