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Jewish Humor Central is a daily publication to start your day with news of the Jewish world that's likely to produce a knowing smile and some Yiddishe nachas. Sid Caesar left a treasure trove of video clips of some of his funniest character portrayals and skits from his own Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour and from his appearances with sidekick Carl Reiner on the Ed Sullivan Show and other TV specials.

It's also a collection of sources of Jewish humor--anything that brings a grin, chuckle, laugh, guffaw, or just a warm feeling to readers. Today we're visiting once again with one of Sid's most endearing characters, the wisecracking and loopy Viennese professor Hocus Von Pocus, interviewed by the persistent and straight-talking Carl Reiner.

However, for religious purposes, the year begins on Nisan 1.

Months in the Gregorian calendar According to Hebrew time reckoning we are now in the 6th millennium.

Jewish communities around the world use the Jewish or Hebrew calendar to determine the dates of religious observances and rituals.

In Israel, it is also used for agricultural and civil purposes, alongside the Gregorian calendar.



In parallel with the modern Islamic calendar, the timing of the months in the early forms of the Jewish calendar depended on actual sightings of the Crescent Moon.

A year in the Hebrew calendar can be 353, 354, 355, 383, 384, or 385 days long.

Regular common years have 12 months with a total of 354 days. Months with uneven numbers usually have 30 days, while months with even numbers have 29 days. In civil contexts, a new year in the Jewish calendar begins on Rosh Hashana on Tishrei 1.

Each month begins with the appearance of a Crescent Moon after the New Moon phase and lasts for a full lunation, a Moon cycle encompassing all phases of the Moon.


Moon phases in your city Since the sum of 12 lunar months is about 11 days shorter than a solar year, a leap month is added every 2 to 3 years, or 7 times in a 19-year cycle.Jewish time reckoning is lunisolar, which means that the calendar keeps in sync with the natural cycles of both the Sun and the Moon.


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