New Moon NOT sighted today….

Howdy Folks!

The New Moon was NOT seen in Israel today, Friday, April 8th 2016 due to a lot of haze in the sky. Sighting conditions should have been clear, but because of the haze, reports from observers have been sent from several places saying no one has been able to sight it yet.

Rosh Quodesh/ New Moon will begin Saturday, April 9th at Sunset going through Sunday, April 10th. This will be the first day for the first month!

This means that the 14th day of the first month will begin at sunset on Friday, April 22 and go through Saturday April 23rd at sunset. The Days of Unleavened Bread will begin Saturday evening April 23, 2016 – Saturday, April 30th.

New Year Not Sightedimage above is of the sun setting over Jerusalem, partially obscured by haze, on April 8, 2016.

Have a blessed and Happy New Year!
Brother Mark Harris



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    • Lamee Hall on April 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    But it was sighted

    • Imanuel on April 9, 2016 at 5:12 am
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    Thank you for the info! God bless and happy New Year!

    • Maggie Fisher on April 8, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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    So how does this effect the calendar? Does this mean this is NOT the new year? Or celebrate the new year anyway? I have a Rosh Chodesh page on FB and need to know! Shabbat Shalom! Maggie Fisher

    1. Yes, We still keep the new year!
      The only thing is that it starts a day later by default since the new moon was not sighted today!

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