Calendar, Jewish
Calendar, Jewish
Details include days, weeks, months, years, and eras

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  • calendar, Jewish — or Hebrew calendar Religious and civil dating system based on both lunar and solar cycles. In the calendar used today, a day is counted from sunset to sunset, a week comprises 7 days, a month has 29 or 30 days, and a year has 12 lunar months plus …   Universalium

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  • calendar — calendrical /keuh len dri keuhl/, calendric, calendarial /kal euhn dair ee euhl/, calendarian, calendaric, adj. /kal euhn deuhr/, n. 1. a table or register with the days of each month and week in a year: He marked the date on his calendar. 2. any …   Universalium

  • calendar — Synonyms and related words: Chinese calendar, Cotsworth calendar, Domesday Book, Gregorian calendar, Hindu calendar, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Muslim calendar, Revolutionary calendar, Roman calendar, account book, address book, adversaria …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • CALENDAR — (Heb. לוּחַ, lu aḥ). The present Jewish calendar is lunisolar, the months being reckoned according to the moon and the years according to the sun. A month is the period of time between one conjunction of the moon with the sun and the next. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jewish calendar — Jew ish cal en*dar A lunisolar calendar in use among Hebraic peoples, reckoning from the year 3761 b. c., the date traditionally given for the Creation. Note: It received its present fixed form from Hillel II. about 360 a. d. The present names of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jewish history — is the history of the Jewish people, faith, and culture. Since Jewish history encompasses nearly four thousand years and hundreds of different populations, any treatment can only be provided in broad strokes. Additional information can be found… …   Wikipedia

  • Jewish calendar — n. a calendar used by the Jews in calculating Jewish history, holidays, etc., based on the lunar month and reckoned from 3761 B.C., the traditional date of the Creation: see the Jewish calendar in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • Jewish philosophy — Colette Sirat INTRODUCTION The history of medieval Jewish philosophy can be divided into two consecutive periods. The first, beginning in the ninth century and ending roughly with the death of Maimonides in 1204, occurred in Islamic lands. The… …   History of philosophy

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