The Calendar and the New Moon

Sefardi Beit Sefer

A month is either 29 or 30 days long; in the latter case, the New Moon is celebrated on the 30th day of the month as well as the first day of the next month. The year is usually 12 months long, but in seven out of every 19 years, an additional month of Adar is added; see 427:1. The holidays, and the New Moons of each month, can occur only on certain days of the week (428:1-3).

On the Torah readings that occur just before the holidays see 428:4. On places where the Torah reading should (not) be divided see 428:5-7. On the readings from the Prophets on the Sabbaths from before the Ninth of Av to SUKKOS (Tabernacles) see 428:8. On most Sabbaths, the reading from the Prophets is related to the Torah reading (or if two portions are read from the Torah: to the second one); see…

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