New Moon Sighted in Israel – Second Biblical Hebrew Month (Iyyar)

Shalom Everyone!

The new moon was sighted on Saturday May 11, 2013. New Moon day is from sunset on Saturday, May 11 to Sunset on Sunday May 12.

Sighted From: Israel

Date Sighted:  Saturday May 11, 2013

Time Sighted: 7:29 pm

Sighted by: Yoel Halevi,  David Cachicas, Willie Ondricek, Devorah Levine, Victor Marquis, Armando Varela and Briana Varela,

Hebrew Month:  Iyyar or  –  Second Hebrew Month

Day: #1

~ Brother Mark Harris


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    • Ronald Haines on April 27, 2015 at 1:37 am
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    I was in the hospital recovering from major sugery at Passover this year. I’d like to keep
    2nd Passover. Do i count from 1st Passover or from new moon of 2nd month?
    Ron Haines

    1. You would count from the New moon of the Second Month and keep it on the 14th day of the Second Month!

        • Ronald Haines on May 1, 2015 at 9:41 am
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        thanks for the info, Mark.

    • Rachel on February 2, 2014 at 10:47 am
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    Hi Mark. I thought this article may be of interest to you…
    It’s quite interesting 🙂

    • FriendofChrist on May 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm
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    Can you please explain why observe the new moon in Jerusalem rather than wherever you are in the earth? If I am not in a position to have internet access where I serve the Lord, would I be in sin to be ignorant of the Jerusalem new moon?

    1. Hi Friend of Christ! No, I do not believe that you would not be in sin. The best thing to do is keep it as Israel sights the moon. Thank the Almighty for technology, we can actually still do that. Obviously in ancient times everyone was already in Jerusalem. But if you are unable to access internet or technology, the next best thing to do would be to sight it where you are at. Remember you count 29 days since the last new moon occurred then you watch for the moon. If the moon is sighted then the next day is the new moon. If the moon is not sighted then you wait an other day and then declare the next day a new moon. There are only 29 or 30 days in a month. I hope this answers your question…Many blessings!

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