Hebrew Voices #28 – The Renewed Sanhedrin

The Sanhedrin in deliberations on Mount Zion next to David's Tomb on March 30, 2016. The man standing on the far left is Professor Hillel Weiss. Photo by Nehemia Gordon.In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Renewed Sanhedrin,  Nehemia Gordon chats with Professor Hillel Weiss, official spokesperson for the Jerusalem Sanhedrin. Their conversation is recorded near David’s tomb—the strategic meeting place of this Sanhedrin.  They begin with an historical overview of the Sanhedrin from each of their own perspectives as well as the perspectives of others. Continue reading

Hebrew Voices #7 – Orthodox Jew Who Sights the New Moon

Orthodox Jew Who Sights the New Moon, Hebrew, hoffman, calendar, software Orthodox Jew, Jew, Judaism, New Moon, Crescent, sighting, Chemistry, Scientist, Science, Rosh Chodesh, Maimonodes, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Teruah, Archeo-astronomy, SanhedrinIn this episode of Hebrew Voices, Orthodox Jew Who Sights the New Moon, Nehemia Gordon delves deep into Rosh Chodesh with Dr. Roy Hoffman, founder of the Israeli New Moon Society. From Moses, to Hillel the Younger, to Maimonides, Hoffman explains Orthodox perspectives related to sightings of the new moon.  Hoffman also introduces LunaCal, a free software application he developed to calculate when and where the new moon is most lightly to be visible.

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