JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dates, Hebrew/Civil #general


Simon Barak
 

Sherry Landa wrote:

......"using a calendar converter I discovered that because the Hebrew
calendar has 13 months and is slightly longer than the civil calendar a
Hebrew age is not always the same as a civil age".
The Hebrew calendar has only 12 months. In order to keep it accurately it
adds a 13 month 4 times every 19 years. In principle the difference in a
particular age is not more than a few weeks and it's automatically amended
every 19 years, when the Gregorian and Jewish Calendars meet.
Dr Shimon Barak

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