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Sunday, June 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pesach is early this year but we need to fix the Jewish calendar

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The Jewish year is slightly longer than the solar year and this is causing serious problems with the Jewish calendar. For example, Pesach, the 'Festival of Spring', now falls seven days later than it did when the calendar was promulgated by the Sanhedrin in 358 CE. Pesach is drifting into summer, then autumn and winter. In this talk, I explain what has gone wrong with the Jewish calendar and suggest how to fix it.


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Steve Schach

Professor Emeritus Steve Schach is the author of 13 best-selling software engineering textbooks used worldwide and two Jewish Studies monographs (The Structure of the Siddur and The Structure of the High Holiday Services, published by Jason Aronson). He now writes spy thrillers, including Old Bach Is Come, published in March 2013.


Sunday June 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Engineering Building Room G6