Shalom, everyone! The following is a video presentation by Minister Milton Carnes of the Hebrew Congregation of Atlanta, providing much-needed clarification on how to calculate the dates for YAH‘s mo’edim on the Gregorian calendar. One must take into account the interactions between the sun, moon, and stars, and also know which moon is the new moon according to the Scriptures. Minister Carnes demonstrates from both the Scriptures and scientific sources when the turn of the year occurs, and when the counting of the first “new” moon for the new year begins. The sun and stars are used to determine the seasons and the turn of the year. There are two turns of the year, the first in the Spring with the arrival of the Vernal Equinox; and the second in the Fall with the arrival of the Autumn Equinox.
The moon is used to determine the months. The new moon is neither the dark moon nor the visible crescent moon. On day four of the Creation, how did the moon first appear? Which lunar phase rules the night? Only the full moon fulfills these descriptions. Therefore, a new month starts at the full moon.
This is one of the most important tutorials you will ever see. Unless one knows the correct moon to begin calculating the days for the mo’edim, one will observe these holy days on the wrong dates. Please share this post with as many individuals as possible.
Which Moon is the New Moon? – Minister Milton Carnes
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