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Elul Rosh Chodesh - 58 day month?

marT 4 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 4 years ago 3

Elul Rosh Chodesh - 58 day month? :

Hi, does Elul Rosh Chodesh really begin on Sep 3 and end on Nov 1? That makes it a 58 day month? Is there a mistake on the hebcal.com calendar? thanks in advance

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The month of Elul has 29 days. No mistake on our calendar.

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The month of Elul has 29 days. No mistake on our calendar.

Hi Michael and thanks for that quick reply.

I must be reading the lists wrong.

I'm looking at the Rosh Chodesh lists.

In the column for 2015/2016 (5776) the last entry is Rosh Chodesh Elul September 3rd. Then, in the next column 2016/2017 (5777) the first entry is November 1 (Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan). So I calculated (obviously wrongly) that Elul contains most of September and all of October.

Have you done a calendar (like in a google calendar, or the typical month by month wall calendars) with the first days of each month ?

Thanks in advance

MarT

Rosh Hashana falls on the 1st of Tishrei, between Elul and Cheshvan.


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