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Thirteen Month Calendar – As it Related to Jewish Calendar – Every Month Ending in Sabbath, Every Sabbath on 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th Days of the Month

Thirteen Month Calendar - As it Related to Jewish Calendar - Every Month Ending in Sabbath, Every Sabbath on 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th Days of the Month

This is the thirteen month calendar. No leap years, every month has 28 days, and every month starts on Sunday. Some places continued using the thirteen month calendar up to the 1980s. Every month ends in Sabbath, and every 7th day of every month is a Sabbath.

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In the 1930s the thirteen month calendar, with no leap years, 28 days to every month, was slowly being adopted and when the second world war came, this halted.

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Did anyone here use the 13 month calendar in an observant community and how did this affect observance?

If the thirteen month calendar were adopted today, people would be paid their salary 13 times a year instead of 12 times a year. The extra month was supposed to be between June and July. Would this make giving charity harder or easier?

If every week and every month ended with Sabbath, would this make things easier or harder? Every week already ends with Sabbath, but not every month.

As Jews, some years have thirteen months, and these are during leap years. This version of the calendar has thirteen months of twenty-eight days each.

Would this make life more logical for the secular world or less logical? The last time the secular world changed its calendar in a major way, it was during the 1770s and people “lost” eleven days during one Summer. There were riots. George Washington, who later became the first US president, “lost” a birthday.

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