Karaite Korner Newsletter #126
On Sunday March 30, 2003 an Abib Search was carried out in the Northern
Negev in the area of Ofakim (west of Gaza). Abib was found in large
quantities. Some plots checked were over 90% Abib. Other fields were
mostly Abib with scattered stalks having already reached the harvest-ready
stage. This confirms that there will be harvest-ready barley fields in two
weeks time during Feast of Unleavened Bread. The upcoming new moon on
Thursday night will be the beginning of the new biblical year.
A list of holiday dates as well as new moons for 2003-2004 is available at:
Rosh Hashannah Sameach (Happy New Year)!