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Abib Found!

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM

This is from Karaite Korner.

12/26/6991 [5770] 7th day of the week (Sabbath) (03/12/10)

There will be no leap year this this time around.

Phil

<<< Aviv Found in Jordan Valley!

 

This morning (March 12, 2010) we found Aviv barley in the Jordan Valley in two fields just north of the Israeli army checkpoint. We took three samplings from these fields and they were 90-100% Aviv. I posted two videos of these fields on Youtube, taken with my new Flip MinoHD video camera:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQFFrPPymS4  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lBSl2aEoHk

 

We also found Aviv barley further south in the Jordan Valley and smaller quantities near Ein Mabua.

Thanks to Devorah Gordon and Shoshanah Waterman for participating in this preliminary Aviv excursion. The main Aviv Search will still go ahead on March 16-17 but what we found so far is already enough to call it for this year. This means the new biblical year will begin on March 17, 2010 at sunset. For more details of the Gregorian dates see:

 

http://www.karaite-korner.org/holiday_dates.shtml

 

Nehemia Gordon

Jerusalem, Israel>>>

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