Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 23:42:11 GMT

In article <>, (Rick Goldstein) writes:
>>>>>> "KQ" == Kevin D Quitt <> writes:
>In article <> (Kevin D. Quitt) writes:
> KQ> 13 is the number of months in the Jewish calendar, except
> KQ> every now and then there's a leap month.
>Nope. There are twelve months in a normal year in the Jewish
>calendar: Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishri, Heshvan,
>Kislev, Teveth, Shevat, Adar. In a leap year, a second Adar is added
>(in other words, Adar is replaced by Adar I and Adar II), so there are
>thirteen months in a leap year. There are something like 6 leap years
>every 19 years.

Close. There are actually 7 leap years in every 19 year cycle, namely the
years numbered 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19.

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