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January 23, 2015
By bethmordecai
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Parashat Bo (בא) — The Jewish Origin for Counting Time

Parashat Bo 2015/5775 (Triennial II) -- The Jewish Origin for Counting Time (or JST, Jewish Standard Time) This week we celebrated the new Jewish month (hodesh) of Sh'vat in which we will celebrate the "New Year of the trees" (to take place in the middle of the month). While counting months of a year seems natural, it was in many ways an innovation at a time when the year was organized strictly by the sun. In this week's Torah portion, we read this moment of innovation in which God commands Moses and Aaron to appoint "this month as the head of all months" (Exodus 12:1-2). What does this innovation teach us about the unique way in which God wanted the Israelites[...]

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