Interchangeable Hebrew Calendar
Keeping up with the Hebraic calendar just got a lot easier with this Interchangeable Hebrew Calendar set! No more checking your phone or adding calendar sites to your favorites. You can now conveniently keep up with the date with this amazing resource.
In this Interchangeable Hebrew Calendar Pack you will receive:
- a main calendar page for the interchangeable pieces
- months in both numeric form and Babylonian name form
- calendar dates 1-30
- the Hebraic year for the next twelve years
- days of the week in English numeric form and Hebrew name form
- Moedim (appointed time) cards including Shabbat and Rosh Kodesh
Simply print, laminate, cut, and add velcro to the main calendar page and pieces! Hang on your wall for easy access, learning, and teaching.
Perfect for Homeschooling
Add this next to your Gregorian calendar and interchange the dates each day! Teach the months, days, and moedim (appointed times) in an easy and visual way.
Perfect for the Entire Family
Help your entire family stay up to par on learning the date in Hebrew and with appointed times. From Shabbat to Rosh Kodesh, you’ll know exactly what appointed time is coming up!
Hebrew Calendar History
The Hebraic calendar is based on specific astronomical phenomena: the rotation of the sun, moon, and stars on their course in the firmament (a day), and the phases of the moon (a month).
The lunar month on the Hebraic calendar begins when the first sliver of moon becomes visible after the dark of the moon. In ancient times, the new months used to be determined by observation. When people observed the new moon, they would notify the Sanhedrin. When the Sanhedrin heard testimony from two independent, reliable eyewitnesses that the new moon occurred on a certain date, they would declare the Rosh Kodesh (first of the month) and send out messengers to tell people when the month began.
The year number on the Hebraic calendar represents the number of years since creation, calculated by adding up the ages of people in the Bible back to the time of creation. However, this does not necessarily mean that the universe has existed for only 5700 years as we understand years.
The “first month” of the Hebraic calendar is the month of Nissan, in the spring, when Passover occurs. The names of the months of the Hebraic calendar were adopted during the time of Ezra, after the return from the Babylonian exile. The names are actually Babylonian month names, brought back to Israel by the returning exiles. Note that most of the Bible refers to months by number, not by name.
Other than Shabbat, the name of the seventh day of the week, the Hebraic calendar doesn’t have names for the days of the week. The days of the week are simply known as first day, second day, third day, etc.
For more about Hebraic faith, click HERE.