What does a Jewish year look like? An ordinary (non-leap) year has 353, 354, or 355 days. A leap year has 383,
384, or 385 days. The three lengths of the years are termed, "deficient," "regular," and "complete," respectively.
An ordinary year has 12 months, a leap year has 13 months. Every month starts (approximately) on the day of
a new moon. The months and their lengths are:
The Jewish calendar has the following months:
English Number Length Civil Equivalent
Nissan 1 30 days March-April
Lyar 2 29 days April-May
Sivan 3 30 days May-June
Tammuz 4 29 days June-July
Av 5 30 days July-August
Elul 6 29 days August-September
Tishri 7 30 days September-October
Cheshvan 8 29 or 30 days October-November
Kislev 9 30 or 29 days November-December
Tevet 10 29 days December-January
Shevat 11 30 days January-February
Adar I(leap years only) 12 30 days February-March
Adar (in Hebrew)
Adar II (in Hebrew)
Adar (called Adar Beit in leap years) 12 - (13 in leap years) 29 days February-March
Days of the Jewish Week
Other than Shabbat, the name of the seventh day of the week, the Jewish 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. Sometimes they are referred to more fully as First
Day of the Sabbath, etc.
Yom Rishon First Day (Sunday)
Yom Sheini Second Day (Monday)
Yom Shlishi Third Day (Tuesday)
Yom R'vi'i Fourth Day (Wednesday)
Yom Chamishi Fifth Day (Thursday)
Yom Shishi Sixth Day (Friday)
Yom Shabbat Sabbath Day (Saturday)
When does a Jewish day begin?
A Jewish-calendar day does not begin at midnight, but at either sunset or when three medium-sized
stars should be visible, depending on the religious circumstance.
Sunset marks the start of the 12 night hours, whereas sunrise marks the start of the 12 day hours.This
means that night hours may be longer or shorter than day hours, depending the setting of the sun.
The Feast of Trumpets and the Return of Christ
God's plan for humanity, the Jewish feasts, the signs which precede the very close return of Jesus, who will be ready.
By Henri Viaud-Murat - May 23, 2008
The Feasts of the Lord
Chapter 23 of the book of Leviticus presents all of the seven holy solemn feasts the people of Israel
were to observe according to the ordinance given by God to Moses. Each feast represents a prophetic
sign concerning the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus-Christ. These signs apply, consequently, also to
the Church, the Body of Christ. The entire plan of God for humanity is, in an extraordinary manner, re-
vealed by the nature and the exact dates of the seven feasts of the LORD that the Israelites were to observe.
The entire destiny of the human race unfolds between the first and the last feast. God's calendar is based on
the phases of the moon. Every Jewish month begins immediately after a new moon
Here are the feasts and their dates:
- The Passover Feast: the 14th day of the month of Nisan. The first full moon of spring.
- The Feast of Unleavened Bread: the 15th to the 22nd of the month of Nisan.
- The Feast of Firstfruits: the first day of the week following the Sabbath of the Passover in the month of Nissan. It could be 16th of the month, if the 15th was the Sabbath day. Otherwise, it would have to wait until the first day of the week following the first Sabbath day of the Passover.
- The Feast of weeks (or Pentecost): the sixth day of the month of Sivan.
- The Feast of Trumpets: the first day of the month of Tishrei.
- The Day of Atonement: the 10th day of the month of Tishrei.
- The Feast of Tabernacles: the15th day of the month of Tishrei.
Pesach - (Feast of the Passover â€“ Leviticus 23: 5). The Jewish religious calendar begins the day of this feast.
This day commemorates the sacrifice of the lamb in the land of Egypt, which marked the people of Israel's final
deliverance. The blood of the lamb was applied to the doorposts and lintel of the every house, so that the Lord
seeing the blood passed over the house and did not let the destroyer enter to strike the inhabitants. Spiritual
significance for the Church: This feast represents the death of the Lord Jesus, which occurred the same day
as the Passover. The Lamb of God redeemed us from the slavery of sin, the flesh, the world and the devil. Our
"house" (our body) is marked by the blood of the Lamb, that precious blood that redeemed us. The year in which our Lord died, the day of the Passover (the 14th day of the month of Nisan) would have had to have been a Wednesday, in order for the Lord to have been in the tomb for three days and three nights. The "Good Friday"
is then a tradition without biblical or historical foundation. The Passover also represents our death in
The bible tells us to pray for Jerusalem, and many have been doing so for many years. A lot of the Church has been praying
erroneously, "praying for the peace of Israel". That in actuality will not take place until after the second coming of Christ and
the great battle has taken place when Satan will be thrown into the Lake of fire. The peace of Israel is the "New Jerusalem"
when Christ will dwell among us and there will be no more sickness, famine, hatred, disease, etc. The New Jerusalem will be
15,000 miles long and wide. Derek Prince has done a beautiful job of how to "correctly" pray for Jerusalem. Here are just a
few of the scriptures that we are to pray concerning the state of our sister nation. Let us pray according to the heart of the
Father. For more information concerning Israel and the Jews, click on the following links.
DAILY SCRIPTURE PRAYERS
AND PROCLAMATIONS TO BLESS ISRAEL
by Rev. Derek Prince
While we have this open window of time, let us join together with thousands in agreement and each day proclaim one scripture prayer for Israel
1. Father G-d, remove the veil You have sovereignly placed over the eyes of Israel, that they would recognize Jesus as their Messiah (II Corinthians 3:14).
2. L-rd, show Your mercy and favor to Israel in this set time (Psalm 102:13).
3. We pray for the current leaders in Israel, including the Prime Minister, the mayor of Jerusalem, and all those in the military service. Raise up government leaders in Israel (and world-wide) who will not seek to 'divide the land' and who would recognize the unique significance of Jerusalem in
G-d's end-time purposes.
4. Destroy and divide the tongues of those who would encite violence against Israel (Psalm 55:9). In the Name of Jesus, we bind every false religion and false doctrine that does not acknowledge Your eternal plan for the land and people of Israel.
6. The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous (Psalm 125:3). Father, break the strongholds of religion, pride and wickedness that seek to control Israel.
7. The L-rd brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes their plans of no effect (Psalm 33:10). We declare that G-d's purposes for Israel will be completely fulfilled and that He will be glorified.
8. We pray that You would remember Your covenants and promises towards Israel, especially when others rise up against her to swallow her alive. When their wrath is kindled against her, the waters will not overwhelm her. G-d will not give her as a prey to their teeth (Psalm 124).
9. Sanctify Your Great Name, which has been profaned amongst the nations, which has been profaned in the midst of Israel. That nations shall know that the L-rd is G-d, when He is sanctified in Israel before their eyes. Sprinkle the clean water of Your Word on Israel and cleanse her from her filthiness and from all of her idols, including abortion and the occult. Give Israel a new heart, and put a new spirit within her. Remove her heart of stone and give her a heart of flesh that can respond to the Holy Spirit, and cause her to walk in Your statues, keep Your commandments and do them (Ezekiel 36:23-27).
10. Cause the church to fulfill its commission to preach the Gospel to the whole world, so the full number of the Gentiles would come into the Kingdom. Then all Israel will be saved (Romans 11:25-26).
11. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and for it to remain Israel's undivided capital.
12. Father, in Your mercy vanquish the tremendously powerful religious spirits which do the whole territory - Jewish, Christian and other.
13. Pray for the spirit of unity - for peace between religious and secular Jews, for peace to flow between believers in the land.
14. Pray for the Body of Messiah in Israel to become a praying, maturing Body. We pray this Body would allow the love and compassion of Yeshua to flow through them and touch everyone they encounter.
15. Raise up intercessors for Israel. Put more watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, who will give You no peace day or night until You establish Jeusalem and make her the praise of the earth (Isaiah 62:6-7).
16. We pray that the three spiritual forces of humanism, marxism-socialist philosophy and spiritual inheritance of the Ottoman Empire will be broken and rendered powerless.
17. Bless Israel through the many immigrants who are flowing back to the nation. Bring sovereign, supernatural move of the Holy Spirit among these new immigrants, that they might proclaim Your truths to their fellow Jews.
18. We pray for radical change in the Israeli system of government, that the divisiveness partisanship would give way to unity and cooperation; great wisdom and revelation to all members of the Knesset and Israel's Supreme Court.
19. We pray that, in the midst of pressures, the people of Israel will turn to You, G-d. We pray that You will hear the hearts cry of people in this land and have mercy. As it says in Isaiah 30:19 "You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry. When He hears it, He will answer."