Sixth New Moon sighted today!

Shalom folks,

Well, the New Moon has been sighted in Israel today, and this day starts the sixth Hebrew month! You know what that means? Preparation month!

I hope everyone is having a great time getting ready for the upcoming Fall Moedim/Set Apart days! The Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and The Feast of Tabernacles is just around the corner!

The new moon was sighted on Friday, September 2nd 2016.

Sixth New Moon

The New moon was sighted by several observers in Israel including Becca Biderman and shortly thereafter by Cassandra Conroy.

Chag Chodesh Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!

Brother Mark Harris!


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    • Sandy Lloyd on October 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm
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    Can you name the other witnesses to the sighting or your other sources?

    1. Mike Clayton with Joined to HaShem….

    • Tina on September 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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    Achi Mark,
    Judging from the moon phase now, it seems September 2 had to be accurate in my opinion. I have seen other sighting reports for the 2nd also.The world is in chaos and it is essential that we, who are called by His name humble ourselves on the right day. I think it is essential to watch closely as night falls into the first day of the week (the Gregorian Saturday night) as I have seen a few errors in moon phase calendars on the web that lead me to believe that Saturday October 1st may begin Yom Teruah. It is really a too close to call situation. I feel it is a great detriment in times like this for His people to be a day late on Yom Kippur. So, if people are not watching closely, they may be a day late. Please, just in case, let’s keep watch diligently on October 1st.

    1. Thank you, and Yes!

  1. Thank you Mark.I observed the New Moon on 3rd sept.2016.Now I wonder why Yom Teruah is 2 days.

    • Daniel Valles on September 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm
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    Nehemia Gordon just posted and recanted the new moon sighting of Sept 2nd.

    You mentioned that the new moon was sighted by several observers. Does this include individuals other than the ones who provided the false report? Thank you for your diligence.

    1. Yes, I received a notification from other sources as well! Unfortunately, I was not there myself to see it so all I have is the witnesses I received to go by. I also see the image, and it looks to me it was indeed sighted. So, if I had to go by anything, I would have to assume it WAS sighted. Although Nehemia says those 2 witnesses that he sent are in question, I do not see that he recanted it, just that it may be in question… Since this is the sixth month, I do not find it as big of a deal looking back, however, I will be carefully watching for the next one expected on October 2nd to begin Yom Teruah!

      I hope and Pray that all confusion will be settled. And, will continue to try everything within my power to provide accurate reports for you all!

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