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Today is March 20, 2007. The New Moon has been sighted in Israel. The Barley has also been reported as AVIV. There for the first day of the 1st month of this new year is on the Gregorian calendar March 20 evening and March 21st day.
Foot Washing is on April 2 at evening.
Passover is on April 3
First Day of Unleavened Bread is on April 4 There is to be no leaven in your home.
The Wave Offering is on Sunday April 8
Last Day of Unleavened Bread is on April 10
Fifty days from Aprill 8th will be on May 27

When I announced the Aviv was found the other day I got back an email from one lady expressing how happy she was to get my message, at the very moment she was sending out hers.
I too for some strange reason felt very jubilant about the Barley being Aviv. And again I am happy to know at last when the Holy Days are going to be in the spring and about when they will be in the fall.

If all this is new to you, please read some of the article on this site. Or I can reccomend some other sites that can explain things for you.

Shalom Brethren and Family and may Yahweh bless you with greater understanding this new year. Shalom
Joseph F Dumond

Here are the reports from Israel

Karaite Korner Newsletter #292

New Moon of the Aviv Sighted!

On Tuesday March 20, 2007 the New Moon of the Aviv was sighted from
Jerusalem. The moon was first sighted at 17:55 by Henry Hodgens and
shortly thereafter by 15 other observers from the same location. The
moon remained visible for an extended period of time.

The moon was not visible from Israel on Monday March 19, 2007. With
0.49% illumination and 34 minutes lagtime visibility was impossible
even under ideal weather conditions.

Photos of the New Moon of the Aviv as seen from Jerusalem on Tue Mar
20, 2007 are posted at:



Hi-resolution photos of the fields of Aviv found on this yearâ?Ts Aviv
Search are posted at:

Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) will begin April 3, 2007
at sunset and last for seven days until April 10, 2007 at sunset.

Shanah Tovah!
Happy New Year!

Nehemia Gordon
Jerusalem, Israel

Karaite Korner Newsletter #290

Aviv Found!

On Sunday 18 March 2007 the Aviv barley was found in Israel.

*Small fields of Aviv were found near Ein Mabua in Wadi Qelt, about
16km from Jerusalem. In two random samplings from Ein Mabua 70% and
90% of the barley were Aviv.
*A small plot of Aviv barley was found near Na’omi Junction; some of
the stalks were riper than Aviv.
*Many fields of Aviv barley were found in the central Jordan valley
several kilometers north of Marj a-Naga; the fields of Aviv
stretched for several kilometers. In two random samplings from north
of Marj a-Naja 80% and 100% of the barley was Aviv or riper than

Based on Leviticus 23:10 the barley must be “ancient-harvest ripe”
two weeks into the lunar month in order to declare that month as the
Month of the Aviv. There is no doubt that the barley will be ready
for harvest two weeks into the upcoming month (expected to be seen
from Jerusalem on Tuesday 20 March 2007 at sunset). In fact, much of
the barley in the Jordan valley was already “ancient-harvest ripe”.
For more details about the Aviv barley and its relation to the
beginning of the biblical new year, please see:

The Aviv Searchers will carry out a further examination of the
barley in the northern Negev on Monday 19 March 2007. However, based
on the large quantities of Aviv found near Ein Mabua and in the
Jordan Valley we can already declare the upcoming new moon the New
Moon of the Aviv. Therefore, the Feast of Unleavened Bread will be
in early April.

Pictures of the Aviv found at Ein Mabua and in the Jordan Valley are
posted at:

The following people participated in the Aviv search:
*Nehemia Gordon (, Devorah Gordon, Ferenc
Illesy and Miri Burgin from Jerusalem, Israel;
*Avi Ben Mordechai and Dina Marcus ( from Jerusalem,
*Ruthanne Koch, a Certified Crop Advisor from Colorado, USA;
*Ivan Labombarbe ( of the “World Karaite
Movement” from West Virginia, USA;
*Bob Wirl and Karl Bloodworth from “Yahweh’s Philadelphia Truth
Congregation” based in Georgia, USA (;
*Benito Arreaga and Rene Esposito from Guatamala and Moises Ortiz
from El Salvador from “Shebet Efraim” (;
*Jim Lamunyon from Oregon, USA and Johan Schutte from South Africa.

Reporting from Jerusalem, Israel

Nehemia Gordon, Ruthanne Koch, Devorah Gordon, Ivan Labombarbe,
Ferenc Illesy, Bob Wirl, and Karl Bloodworth

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