Hebrew In Israel | Aviv Barley, New Moon, Passover – Learn Torah

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Hebrew In Israel | Aviv Barley, New Moon, Passover – Learn Torah

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In this episode Yoel talks with Jono Vandor of Truth2U.org about the aviv barley search, the new moon sighting, and how they relate to the biblical Hebrew calendar, the new year, and Pesach (Passover).

Does the new moon have to be sighted from Israel?  Why search for barley?  What does Aviv mean?  When is the pesach (passover) done?  What is “between the evenings”?  Is there any difference between the Exodus passover and subsequent ones?  The Samaritan passover practice.  What are bitter herbs?  Comparison of the passover seder and Greek symposium.  The Yemenite seder practice.  Fun family seder practices!  The Passover and conversion.


.וְכִי-יָגוּר אִתְּךָ גֵּר, וְעָשָׂה פֶסַח לַיהוָה–הִמּוֹל לוֹ כָל-זָכָר וְאָז יִקְרַב לַעֲשֹׂתוֹ, וְהָיָה כְּאֶזְרַח הָאָרֶץ; וְכָל-עָרֵל, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ

And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land; but no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.”  Exodus 12:48


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The featured photo was taken by Yoel Halevi in 2015.

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