When does the month begin?

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Aug 24, 2017

News Letter 5853-023
The 1st Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 22nd year of the Jubilee Cycle
The 3rd day of the 6th month 5853 years after the creation of Adam
The 6th Month in the First year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

August 26, 2017

Shabbat Shalom to our Family around the world,

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Expected Feast Dates 2017

The New Moon was sighted in Israel by multiple witnesses Wednesday evening, making Wednesday evening and Thursday day the first day of the 6th month. This is also the start of the 40 days of Repentance which ends at Elul. This year the month was preceded by a Solar Eclipse. What this means I do not know but we watch and wait.

The Fall Feast days are expected to be on the following days. But if the moon is not seen then each day will be on the next day.

Thursday Evening Sept 21, 2017 is the expected New Moon and the start of the  Feast of Trumpets. Thursday night and Friday Day.

The 10th day of the 7th month would then be on Saturday, Sept 30 evening and Sunday, October 1. From Sunset to sunset. This is a day of fasting. You do not eat or drink during this time.

Sukkot would then begin Sunset Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

The Eighth Day Feast would be Sunset Friday, October 13, 2017 to Saturday, October 14, 2017.

All of these dates could be one day later if the new crescent moon is not seen Thursday, Sept 21.


Woe to those who call Evil Good and Good Evil

On August 21, 2017, I received an email that the web site Jihad watch had it’s Pay Pal account close down by pay pal because of a targeted complaint against it for reporting the jihad attacks and the likes. That same day I received another email that Pam Geller had her pay pal account shut down. Please go to this article and read it and take special note of what Google Adsense says and what Youtube Adsense says. Even promoting Pam Geller can get you booted.

Read what Pam Geller wrote about this.

They did it. PayPal has banned our organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative. It’s coming down fast, while hate groups like CAIR and the SPLC are getting millions from left-wing corporate managers. The SPLC received a two million dollar pledge from Apple and MGM Resorts International will match employees’ donations to terror tied group CAIR.

The left is awash in funding. And they mean to cut off everything from those working in defense of the free and the brave. I received notice from Ronita Murray in the Brand Risk Management department that Paypal has suspended my account, permanently.

And as I read these accounts I could see how this type of leftest attack seeks to destroy all potential forms of income and expression by labeling those on the right as hate crimes.

You could be banned from Facebook or Amazon or Google or you web site shut down by GoDaddy or your place of work have you fired.

I saw the same type of thing take place when Rob Ford was Mayor of Toronto Canada. Although he did not help his own cause the left went after him with everything they could to get him removed from office. And it all began when he refused to take part in an LGBTQ Pride parade. The left went after Mr. Ford and today they are going after President Trump in like manner. And President Trump also gives them help in the things he does like Mayor Ford did.

No matter how and no matter what it all costs, they will seek to win even if they destroy everything else at the same time.

A couple of scriptures leap out at me at this time.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Revelation 13:16-17 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

The world brethren is being turned upside down right in front of us and so many are so, so asleep. They have no clue what is going on and by the time they do it will be too late to stop it.

I also want you to think about this warning from Yehshua as you continue to read this article.

Mat 10:16-26 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

‚ÄúNow brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

Tech Blacklisting of Counter jihadists Is What Muslim Brotherhood Seeks: Sabotage by Our Hands


When one thinks of the embodiment of ‚Äúhate,‚ÄĚ modern-day jihadists are perhaps without equal.
They murder those who refuse to submit to their totalitarian theo-political belief system in the most vile and horrific ways, from stabbings and shootings to beheadings, bombings, and vehicle crashings.

They revile non-believer ‚Äúinfidels,‚ÄĚ from Jews and Christians to atheists and gays, and mercilessly persecute all who fall under their clutches.
They engage in sex slavery, mass rape and pillaging.

But when today‚Äôs sophist Left thinks of ‚Äúhate,‚ÄĚ it focuses its sights not on jihadists, but on those who forthrightly discuss the jihadist threat, among other advocates of non-leftist views.

That is the sad reality in light of the emerging story of the blacklisting of such individuals and organizations by major technology platforms.
The most notable early casualty is Robert Spencer, who headlines a list of other opponents of the global jihad.

Spencer has dedicated his life to exposing Islamic supremacist ideology and the goals, tactics, and strategies of its peaceful and violent foot soldiers. He has published several bestselling books, and through his Jihad Watch website catalogues daily the global jihad’s advance and the tragic aiding, abetting, and enabling of the movement by Islamophiliac dupes, useful idiots, and fellow travelers.

For his long rap sheet of thought crimes, he’s paid a physical price. In May of 2017, Spencer was poisoned by a leftist while in Iceland to deliver an anti-jihad speech.
Now he is paying an economic one.

The online payment system service PayPal has booted Jihad Watch from its service under the guise of a user agreement violation, meaning that its financial supporters can no longer easily contribute to the site online. These contributions support Spencer’s public appearances and website operations.
This comes on the heels of a campaign in which the purported ‚Äúindependent, non-profit,‚ÄĚ but¬†heavily leftist-funded¬†investigative journalism website ProPublica blasted out an email to various groups and individuals ‚Äď including Spencer — fingered by the Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and American Defamation League (ADL) as ‚Äúhate‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúextremist,‚ÄĚ asking them to in essence prove their innocence while simultaneously chilling their efforts.

It bears noting that the SPLC has previously lumped in conservative nonprofits of all stripes with neo-Nazis, effectively smearing its ideological adversaries.

The questions posed by ProPublica’s Lauren Kirchner included:

  • 1) Do you disagree with the designation of your website as hate or extremist? Why?
  • 2) We identified several tech companies on your website: PayPal, Amazon, Newsmax, and Revcontent. Can you confirm that you receive funds from your relationship with those tech companies? How would the loss of those funds affect your operations, and how would you be able to replace them?
  • 3) Have you been shut down by other tech companies for being an alleged hate or extremist web site? Which companies?
  • 4) Many people opposed to sites like yours are currently pressuring tech companies to cease their relationships with them ‚Äď what is your view of this campaign? Why?

Spencer directly challenged the notion that his efforts are hateful, and cut to the heart of ProPublica’s efforts, writing in a public response to Kirchner:

For years, Leftists and Muslim groups with numerous ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood have smeared as ‚Äúhate‚ÄĚ all attempts to speak honestly about the motivating ideology behind jihad terrorism. In reality, it is not hateful, racist or extremist to oppose jihad terror, and the claim that it is [is] not only libelous but insidious: the intent has clearly been to intimidate people into thinking it wrong to oppose jihad terror, and it has worked, as illustrated by the neighbors of the San Bernardino jihad murderers, who saw suspicious activity at their home but didn‚Äôt report them for fear of being ‚Äúracist.‚ÄĚ

The intent of your questions, and no doubt of your forthcoming article, will be to try to compel these sites [Paypal, Amazon, Newsmax and Revcontent] to cut off any connection with us based on our opposition to jihad terror. Are you comfortable with what you’re enabling? Not only are you inhibiting honest analysis of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, but you’re aiding the attempt to deny people a platform based on their political views.

What followed was a ProPublica article as Spencer predicted, and the dropping of Jihad Watch from PayPal.

As PJ Media‚Äôs Paula Bolyard has detailed in a timely piece titled ‚ÄúIs Google Working with Liberal Groups to Snuff Out Conservative Websites,‚ÄĚ Google is partnering with¬†ProPublica, the SPLC and a ‚Äúwho‚Äôs who‚ÄĚ of left-oriented publications and organizations to document ‚Äúhate news,‚ÄĚ which has unsurprisingly included articles from a plethora of mainstream conservative sources like¬†The Daily Caller,¬†The Washington Times¬†and¬†National Review.

Could it be that there is a connection between these two efforts?

And was ‚Äúsingling out alt-right sites for destruction in the wake of the Charlottesville riots,‚ÄĚ by the likes of ‚ÄúGoogle, GoDaddy, CloudFlare, [and] Apple,‚ÄĚ as Bolyard noted, a catalyzing crisis that enabled the left to wage war on legitimate conservative voices, lumped dishonestly as in league with ‚Äúfascists‚ÄĚ on the ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ (identity politics-obsessed national socialists being firmly on the Left notwithstanding)?

There is much more to be written on the broader question of the Left defining anything antithetical to its regressive progressive ideology as ‚Äúhate,‚ÄĚ then using purported civil rights organizations and media outlets that are effectively leftist fronts to legitimize attacks meant to destroy conservative voices. Their actions are nothing less than discriminating against fellow Americans on the basis of ideology, and the Left should be called out for its ideological bigotry. If the market is allowed to function in an unfettered manner, it may ultimately punish the Left for its discrimination, through promulgating parallel services that cater to non-leftist subscribers or operate on a basis independent of ideology. But consider the wasted resources needed to create essentially redundant services. Also, and much more importantly, this will damage our cultural fabric.

On the narrower issue of seeking to figuratively behead counter-jihadists by threatening their ability to operate on the internet, it bears noting that the leftist entities leading this charge in league with tech titans are in effect unwittingly achieving the Islamic supremacists’ stated desire.

The muzzling by the Left of those who expose Islamic supremacist ideology and the attempt by its adherents to triumph over Western civilization is the perfect representation of what the Muslim Brotherhood called for in its ‚ÄúExplanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in America.‚ÄĚ

As noted in the memo, the Brotherhood‚Äôs aim is ‚Äúcivilization jihad,‚ÄĚ a ‚Äúkind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers [Muslims] so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.‚ÄĚ

The stifling of voices that seek to counter these efforts ‚Äď and more broadly the threat to free speech that is growing daily in America ‚Äď would seem to be a positive development in the eyes of the civilizational jihadists.

From the blacklisting of counter-jihadists online, to the purging of counter-jihadist literature, lexicon and leaders from law enforcement, to America’s willfully blind national security and foreign policy with respect to Islamic supremacism, we are indeed engaging in sabotage by our own hands.

Presumably, the Muslim Brotherhood —¬†which continues to skirt terror organization designation¬†‚Äď would happily agree.

I am not the only one to write about this. Breaking Israel News also came out with an article this week about many other groups that have been listed as hate groups by the SPLC. This is the same sort of thing that the IRS just admitted to doing by targeting Tea Party groups and denying them charitable status because they were in opposition to Obama. The silencing of all other opinions except those in control. Freedom of speech is now about to be a historical footnote in some future paper about our past. How sad.

A related connection to this subject is what is being done in the media.

Calculated or sighted. How you can prove which one it is.

Shabbat Shalom Brethren, with all that is about to happen with James and I heading off to Burundi this coming week, I have to get this following information out to the new people. And even to those who need to be refreshed on these subjects so you can Guard the Torah properly.

How do you know which moon to use to start the month? Do you go with the Jewish Hebrew Calendar that uses the conjunction moon to begin the month or do you use the crescent moon also known as the first sliver to start the month?

It makes a huge difference. By one method you will be keeping the Holy Days according to the will of Yehovah. By using the other method you would be as much as three days off.

If Yehovah said to meet with him at the corner of first and second ave. in New York city on the 10th day of the 7th month you would make sure to be there and to be on time. But if you are using the wrong calendar then you will not be there at the right time and you will miss your appointment with the Creator of the Universe. So this is a very serious subject to understand.

If keeping the weekly Sabbath on Sunday is a sin then keeping the Holy Days at the wrong time is also a sin. No matter how you wrap it up, or justify it or play the ignorance card, it is still sin. You did not keep it at the proper time.

I am now going to present to you articles that cover this subject that anyone could take to a court of law and present. Each one is from a different perspective.

For example in our first article, how do you prove using the bible which moon to use to start the month? Not opinions and not heresy. We are showing you scriptures and historical facts.

Conjunction or sighted Which?

Our next article is directed at all those people who are or call themselves Churches of God. Those groups who once were part of the World Wide Church of God. In this article, I am quoting the many church leaders who state that the month begins with the sighting of the crescent moon. They state the facts and then do not obey Yehovah. They then teach all of you to do likewise and not obey by your actions.

H.W. Armstrong Declared the Month began with the Sighted Moon. Now what are you Going to do?

Our third article shows you precisely when the Conjunctured Calendar began to be used according to historical facts and not opinions. Many Assume it began with Hillel in 352 C.E. They would be proven wrong in a court of law. And this is why I have shared with you the following article. So you can know and be absolutely positive of what you are doiing and why.

Why use the Conjunction Moon to begin the month???

Our 4th article is going to use many Jewish sources and quoting them to show you the truth that is often hidden from you. Many will hide the truth in order to preside over an argument. Let us now look at what the authorities have to say.

Admissions on the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar

Our last bit of homework for you is going to be our teaching on the Postponement Rules also known as The dehiyyot  Rules that have been added to the Hebrew Calendar. Why do we postpone the Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar in the fall so that you do not have two Holy Days back to back? Such as the weekly Sabbath and any of the Fall Holy Days. Yet we do not postpone Shavuot which comes on a Sunday nor do we postpone the Passover Feast Days although that has now been changed and they do have postponement rules for Passover.

A Look at the History of Postponement Rules


Tombstone of Hannah

I have to include just one more bit of evidence. It is one of the Tomb Stones from Zoar that we only discovered in 2013.

It read as follows.

Here are the words on the actual tombstone of Hannah:

‚ÄúThis is the tombstone of Hannah, daughter of Ha[niel] the priest, who died on the Sabbath, the first festival of Passover, on the fifteenth day of the month of Nisan, in the fifth year of the sabbatical cycle, which is the year three hundred and sixty-nine years after the destruction of the Temple. Peace. May her soul rest. Peace‚ÄĚ



We all know the Temple was destroyed in 70 C.E. on the 9th of Av. So by adding 369 to the year 70, we arrive at 439 C.E. And when we look at the year 439 C.E. in our charts, we can see that it is indeed the 5th year of the Sabbatical cycle just as the tombstone declares.

This simple tombstone has also got three huge secrets that it is revealing to anyone willing to look.

The first secret is this. That the actual day of Passover according to these Jews in the year 439 C.E. was on the 15th day of the 1st month, not the14th as many try to say today. She died on the Sabbath and that Sabbath of that first month was Passover. It was the 15th of the month, not the 14th.

You learn the second secret when you go to Torah Calendar and check this out.

When you look up the year 439 and the 1st month you will see that Passover that year is listed by Torah Calendar as the 14th and on Sabbath. But our Tombstone says it was the Sabbath and it was the 15th. You will also notice that this month is April 14th and is very late in the year for Passover, according to Torah Calendar which uses the Hebrew Calendar for all its calculations.

So this Hebrew calendar does not match up with what the Tombstone is saying.

So let’s say that the 1st month was the month before. Much like¬†the controversial year, we had in 2016. So let us now look at what Torah Calendar says is the 13 month for the year before. This would be the first month if there was not a leap year added.

When we look at this 13th month we can see that the 15th is on a Friday. If the moon was not seen then the 15th would be moved one day and it would then be on the Sabbath. When we check the 12th month of the year 438 we learn that it was a 29 day month. But if the moon was not seen that month then it would be a 30 day month.

What this Tombstone is telling us is that the Sabbath was the 15th and it was Passover. The only way this could be true is if there was not a leap year added and if the moon was not seen the month before to begin the new year. In other words, this Tombstone is showing us that they used a sighted moon calendar to begin the month and they used the barley to start the year.

They did not use the Hebrew calculated calendar with the mandatory leap years in it.

This tombstone was written by Jews outside the land of Israel who were keeping the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and using the barley to begin the year at least as late as 439 CE. and Hillel published his calculated calendar in 352 C.E.


  1. Stephen Skillitzi

    Now that I‚Äôve read Dumond‚Äôs NL , he is wrong re Sukkot‚Ķ. IF he starts F.Trumpets from the evening of Th. 21/9/17 as he indicated. Tishri 15 STARTS the evening of Th. 5/10/17, not Dumond’s Fri. 6/10/17 evening.
    shalom, S.S.
    “The Fall Feast days are expected to be on the following days. But if the moon is not seen then each day will be on the next day.
    Thursday Evening Sept 21, 2017 is the expected New Moon and the start of the Feast of Trumpets. Thursday night and Friday Day.
    The 10th day of the 7th month would then be on Saturday, Sept 30 evening and Sunday, October 1. From Sunset to sunset. This is a day of fasting. You do not eat or drink during this time.
    Sukkot would then begin Sunset Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.”

  2. Jan Sytsma

    Thank you so much for summarizing all of these excellent teachings. Now, if people would only read them instead of assuming they are right by going with the masses. I always think of Joshua and Caleb. Dare to know the truth and stand up for it!

  3. Ben

    Wow, I have a lot of homework to do here O_O I’d better get started! Thanks for being a great motivator, Joseph. Always loving the newsletters!

  4. Jan Sytsma

    Well, I posted all the teachings on these calendars to a web site Torah followers and Christians seeking to learn. I had to remove them because they became offended. Two people posted they didn’t like your character or something you said, therefore you aren’t trustworthy to read. This shut down others from reading and learning as well as themselves. So sad because they had all expressed an interest in learning the truth about the various calendars and being confused over them. So sad that they are like the world in getting offended over a title or a joke or whatever from the past and so walk away from truth. Most simply do not want to learn. They want to follow someone whether they admit it to themselves or not. DARN GOOD THING the disciples did not get offended from all the times Yeshua rebuked them. I had so much hope for sharing this with them and hoping they would “get it”. Frankly, I’m not too surprised. Complain the calendars are confusing. Complain again when presented with a thorough explanation of each calendar.

  5. Matt

    Thank you brother for sharing so much information on this topic! May God the Father and Yeshua at His right hand bless you. This is truly a blessing and perfect timing. I am in Cincinnati and am planning on bringing up the calendar issue with one of the WCG splinter groups here. So this info will really help me give a more compelling argument. Although I don’t anticipate they will change their teaching, but I must still bring it up with them.
    Glad you made it back home safely.
    On a side note, I’ve been trying to contact you via email about the feast this year. I am going to Jerusalem and need info on how to pay for the tours.