New Moon Begins

new moon, Aviv / Abib, Abib Barley, Aviv Barley, Hebrew Calendar, Hebrew New Year, Hebrew Roots, Jewish Calendar, Sighted New Moon, Silver New Moon, Yehovah's Holy Days, Aviv new moonLast Updated 3/7/19

{Note: As I expected the new moon was not seen on March 7 (which was the 29th day or Yehovah’s 12th month), so the default is the 30th day which is makes the evening of March 8th the start of Yehovah’s next month. I say “next month” because of what was found (really, not found) and reported concerning the search for the aviv barley in Israel yesterday and today. Here is there report.
 
 
As a result of this report there will be a 13th month in Yehovah’s calendar this year (this happens once every 2-3 years).]
 
FYI the link above is assuming a April 6th sighting (but this date also is a 29th day of the 13th month. If, on 4/6 the new moon is not seen due to clouds or overcast skies, then the evening of April 7th will be the default start of the new year. Which will make Passover one day later.
 
Hope all this helps you with your planning. It does for me.
 
Thanks to all our faithful friends in Israel who looked for the new moon and provided this Aviv Barley Search Report.

Here is a link to a great video about this once a year occurrence. The month of the aviv/abib. Once the aviv is found and the new moon sighted, I will update our 2019-2020 calendar.

Become A New Moon Observer

For most folks who live in the northern hemisphere the new moon will look like the picture above. If you have never seen it, here is a great opportunity for you if the night is clear.

It is often very faint and usually sets within 5 to 45 min after the setting of the sun. The new moon is rarely seen by accident; but just like the kingdom and Yehovah Himself – those who search for it do find it, and Him also. I was almost fifty years old before I looked for and spotted my first new moon. So get out your shofar and be ready for a real treat.

Then God (Elohim) commanded, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate day from night and to show the time when days, years, and religious festivals begin; they will shine in the sky to give light to the earth”— and it was done. So Elohim made the two larger lights, the sun to rule over the day and the moon to rule over the night; He also made the stars. (Gen 1:14-16)

The moon is the lesser light that was put in the heavens for us to find the beginning of months and thus Yehovah’s feast days. The sighting of the first sliver of the new moon marks the beginning of each month for True Israel. We can not know when the 1st day, 10th day, 14th day, 15th day is without the moon. Yehovah’s days begin and end at sunset, and the 1st day of the month is declared with the sighting of the new moon after sunset from Israel. Here is a great link concerning the sighting of the crescent moon each month. And yet another link which has expected dates for new moons and feast days.  Please note: The “Jewish Calendar” does not use the sighted moon from Israel but instead uses the calculated / convergent new moon. Please click this the link for a discussion on lunar phases. As a result, Judaism celebrates their feasts at least one day earlier than Yehovah and His people do. The sun and the moon were created to keep His people in sync with Him. Remember – The faithful servant will be watching when the master returns.

Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. (Luke 12:37)

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