Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rosh Chodesh Ellul Day One

The Jewish Calendar, even though "set" in writing for centuries, even thousands of years already, has periodic two-day Rosh Chodesh, beginning of the Jewish Month.  An Arab Muslim I work with keeps telling us that he's not yet sure when his post Ramadan holiday is because they still wait for the "new moon" and then announce it.

When we have a double Rosh Chodesh, the first day is actually the last day of the previous month and the second is the first of the new one.  So today is the last day of Menachem (we should be comforted in) Av and tomorrow is the first day of Ellul.  I chose tomorrow for Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Shiloh HaKeduma, Tel Shiloh.
Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Ellul
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
1 Ellul 5773, 8:30am
Tour of Tel & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors

תפילת נשים
ראש חודש אלול בתל שילה

יום ד' 7-8 א' אלול תשע"ג 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
 כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

It's an especially special day for me, since my son will G-d willing get married tomorrow night.

There's now a very interesting and well kept up tourist center in Shiloh, Shiloh HaKeduma, at Tel Shiloh.  You can arrange tours and events there by emailing visit@telshilo.org.il or call 02-994-4019.

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