Hebrew calendar months. However the jewish new year is in tishri the seventh month and that is when the year number is increased. It remains invisible for. This concept of different starting points for a year is not as strange as it might seem at first glance. Accordingly a common hebrew calendar year can have a length of 353 354 or 355 days while a leap hebrew calendar year can have a length of 383 384 or 385 days.
The hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar meaning that months are based on lunar months but years are based on solar years. However a jewish calendar has 12 or 13 months following the solar rule that other calendars follow. The months of the hebrew calendar ever since gd took out us out of egypt the jewish people have been keeping track of timeand celebrating the festivals according to the lunar calendar which contains 12 or 13 months. Months in the jewish calendar are 29 or 30 days corresponding with the length of a lunar cycle.
The first month of the jewish calendar is the month of nissan in the spring when passover occurs. The jewish calendar is based on lunar cycles1 towards the beginning of the moons cycle it appears as a thin crescent. Months of the jewish year. Whereas the months of the gregorian calendar vary in length between 28 and 31 days in order to make a solar year of 365 or in leap years 366 days the months of the jewish year are either 29 or 3o days long.
A jewish month begins when the moon is first visible following the day of the new moon phase. That is the signal for a new jewish month.