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Je 06.03 ptm 2004.09.15, Daniel CASTRO LANDEIRA skribis
>"Donald J. HARLOW" wrote:
> >
> > Je 12.09 ptm 2004.09.15, Cvi SOLT skribis
> >
> > >Felicxan novan jaron
> > >(En mia lando novjaras nun)
> >
> > Ve, tre malfrua novjarigxo.
> >
> > Aux eble tre frua ... ;-)
> >
> > Cxiukaze, felicxigan kaj prosperigan novan jaron!
> >
> > -- Don HARLOW
>
>    Yes, Jewish New Year's Day can be late (and even as late as Oct 5th)
>or early (and even as early as Sep 5th). Oddly enough, Jews themselves
>don't notice anything strange, because for them it's always Tishri 1st!
>
>    With apologies for self-quoting, I'll translate a paragraph from my
>book "Fronteras del tiempo: sobre eras, calendarios, y el verdadero
>comienzo del tercer milenio" (Buenos Aires, Editorial Sudamericana,
>1999)
>
>    But this question about what is fixed and what is movable illustrates
>us the relativity in the ground of calendars; we say that Jewish Pesach
>is a movable feast because we have adopted our own calendar as an
>absolute scale, like the Newtonian time which flowed uniformly.
>Contrarily, a Jew would affirm that his Pesach is a fixed festivity,
>because it begins always on the 15th of the month of Nisan... and what
>varies whimsically from one year to another is the beginning of that
>month which Christians call "April"!

It's an interesting topic. For my own take, see

http://donh.best.vwh.net/Outdoors/hike.960310.html

(bottom of document). (The page is in two languages plus photographs ...)



-- Don HARLOW
http://www.webcom.com/~donh/don/don.html
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