7th New Moon Watch 2021

29 August 2021

Shalom Aleichem,

דַּבֵּ֛ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לֵאמֹ֑ר בַּחֹ֨דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֜י בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֗דֶשׁ יִֽהְיֶ֤ה לָכֶם֙ שַׁבָּת֔וֹן זִכְר֥וֹן תְּרוּעָ֖ה מִקְרָא־קֹֽדֶשׁ:
DaBër el-B’nëy yis’räël lëmor Bachodesh haSH’viyiy B’echäd lachodesh yih’yeh läkhem shaBätôn zikh’rôn T’rûäh miq’rä-qodesh.
  Speak to the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first of the month, it shall be a Sabbath for you, a remembrance of [Israel through] Teruah a holy occasion.
Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:24

The seventh new moon (Ethanim/Tishrei) will be visible in a couple of weeks. The seventh new moon should be visible around sunset on 7 September in the United States and parts of Central and South America and 8 September for most of the globe, including Israel. The seventh new moon is critical for the 7th-month moedim.

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Based on the estimated visibility in Israel, the following are expected to be the moedim of the seventh month:

  • Yom Teruah – 9 September
  • Yom Kippur – 18 September
  • Sukkot – 23 to 29 September
  • Shemini Atzeret – 30 September

Seventh Moon in the Miqra

  • Bereishit (Genesis) 8:4
  • Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:29; 23:24, 27, 34, 39, 41; 25:9
  • Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:1, 7, 12
  • Melachim I (1 Kings) 8:2 (mentions Ethanim)
  • Melachim II (2 Kings) 25:25
  • Divrei Hayamim I (1 Chron.) 27:10
  • Divrei Hayamim II(2 Chron.) 5:3; 7:10; 31:7
  • Ezra 3:1, 6
  • Nechemiah (Nehemiah) 8:2, 14
  • Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 28:17; 41:1
  • Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 45:25
  • Chaggai (Haggai) 2:1

I have added a page to highlight the feasts and fasts. If you have time, please review and give me feedback. For your review and feedback, as a Karaite Yahudim, my hope is to grow in knowledge and within the Miqra to serve יהוה. Thank you so much for your attention and participation.

A Blue Thread provides a Karaite take on teruah (shofar or loud voice) provides a good Hebrew comparison – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Teruah, and the Shofar: By the Numbers. It is an ongoing discussion but one that shows there is more to the Miqra than can be seen in the English translations.

May יהוה be with you,

Ya’aqov Adam Meyer