View Full Version : Jewish year conversion

Mar 19th 2010, 05:36 PM
Someone recently asked what the current year is, according to the Jewish calendar. I ran across this little tool for converting between the Jewish month, day and year, and ours:

Mar 21st 2010, 12:48 AM
Notice it maybe a day off.

Unlike the civil calendar in which one day becomes the next at the stroke of midnight, the transition from one day to the next in the Jewish calendar occurs somewhere between sunset and nightfall. Therefore the Jewish date will always overlap with two days in the civil calendar, and the same is true of the reverse
IMPORTANT: This calculation may be off by a day, click here for more information

Mar 21st 2010, 04:29 AM
Notice it maybe a day off.

Yeah, there's a notice to that effect when you do the conversion.