The New Moon was seen in Israel this evening, Tuesday, October 29th, 2019.
This will be the 8th biblical Month, beginning as the sun sets on Tuesday, October 29th 2019.
Sighted By: Devorah Gordon,Gil Ashendorf, Dennis Chkolnik, Maureen Chkolnik, Yochanan Zaqantov, Karen Reuveni and Margaret Jeana
Date Sighted:, Tuesday October 29th, 2019.
Time Sighted: 5:02 PM Jerusalem, Israel time.
Biblical Hebrew Month: This will be the Eighth Biblical Hebrew Month, also known as Cheshvan.
I hope y’all had an amazing Feast Season spending time with our Creator and learning from His word all the lessons He would have us learn as His people! Have a blessed Month y’all! ~ Brother Mark Harris
The New Moon was sighted this evening, Sunday, September 29th, 2019 by many observers who were looking this evening!
Reports received from various observers in Israel:
“New Moon sighted (naked eye) from Caesarea, Israel at 6:58 by Kenny Russell. Hayley Russell confirmed sighting (naked eye) at 7:06” “Moon sighted at 7:01 from the Zevulun Valley. It is distinctly visible to the naked eye. I was joined by my son who was able to see it with the naked eye as well.” – Yoel Halevi (Hebrew In Israel)“ “Moon sighted (naked eye) at 6:51 (then lost to sight, then seen again) from Poriya Illit by Becca Biderman.” “From Jerusalem at 6:54pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.”
Sighted By: Hayley Russell, Yoel Halevi and his son, Becca Biderman, Devorah Gordon, Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar and many other observers in Israel.
Date Sighted: Sunday, September 29th, 2019.
Time Sighted: 6:58 PM Jerusalem, Israel time.
Biblical Hebrew Month: This will be the Seventh Biblical Hebrew Month, also known as Tishri or Ethanim.
The Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah begins at sunset Sunday, September 29th 2019.
Atonment/Yom Kippurim: Wednesday, October 9th Tabernacles/Sukkot: Monday, October 14th – Sunday, October 20th Last Great Day of the Feast: Monday, October 21st.
Have a very blessed and happy Feast season! Chag Sameach!! ~ Brother Mark Harris
Thanks for your question about why Pentecost / The Feast of Weeks / Shavuot is occurring on June 16th in this year of 2019. First, Leviticus 23:9-11 tells us the day of the wave sheaf offering was to be on the day after the Sabbath during the days of unleavened bread. The Sabbath being the 7th day of the week, and “the day after the Sabbath” being the 1st day of the week (which starts at sundown on Saturday night). That is the time that you start counting, to the day after the 7 weeks (or 50 days). Remember, “the day after the Sabbath” (the 1st day) must be during or within the days of unleavened bread. Sometimes the Sabbath used to determine the wave sheaf day is also within the days of unleavened bread, but sometimes it’s not! This difference has caused confusion for many. This is especially important when the Sabbath is close to Passover. For instance, the year that the Israelites entered the promised land, Joshua 5:10-12 tells us that year, the Passover was on a Sabbath, and the next day they ate the produce of the land. In order to do that, they would have had to perform the wave sheaf offering on or before that day as required by Leviticus 23:14. And since that year, that day happened to be the first day of Unleavened bread, they were required to do the wave sheaf offering on that day in order to eat that produce or parched grain, etc. So, when we have a Passover on the Sabbath, then the next day is the wave sheaf offering as we’ve just seen. However, if the Passover is on a Sunday (or later), like it was this year, then you have to wait until the “following” Sabbath. The reason for this is that first day of the week here was the Passover, and it is NOT during the days of Unleavened Bread as defined by Leviticus 23:5-6. If you count the 7 weeks from the evening after the Sabbath (Saturday Night) on April 27th, you will end up at the end of the Sabbath, on June 15th, and the day after is the 50th day, which is June 16th. Of course, different people with different calendars, especially people who are on the calculated calendar or who follow conjunction will be a day or two earlier. This means that this year, since Passover was on or before the Sabbath of April 20th for them, the first day of the week during the days of unleavened bread was on April 21st for them. This therefore also means that their Pentecost calculation ends up a week earlier as well on June 9th. So, that is why June 16th is Pentecost / Shavuot in this year of 2019. Hope this helps.
Due to cloud cover, the new moon was unable to be seen today. At this time, we are not aware of any positive new moon sightings from Israel on June, 4th 2019, even though expected visibility was likely.
Here is a photo from Devorah Gordon…
Since today is the 29th day, that makes tomorrow the 30th day, therefore, New Moon day will begin tomorrow evening, June 5th, 2019.
Have a great month and a blessed Shavuot/Pentecost! See the FEAST DATE PAGE for updated feast dates according to the new moon sliver being sighted in Israel.