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February 8, 2017

Each year we celebrate New Year’s Day to commemorate the advancement of the calendar year.

Logically, that means one New Year’s Day celebration per year.

Then why does the Hebrew calendar have four New Year’s celebrations?

New Year #1 is on 1 Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar even though the calendar year changed five months earlier on New Year #3.

This new year is used for ordering the Jewish holidays and in ancient times was used to count the years of the reigns of kings of Israel.

New Year #2 is on the first of Elul, the sixth month of the calendar year.

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