represents the Jewish calendar system.
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Basic Examples (5)
The argument Jewish to CalendarChange converts between Western (Gregorian) dates and Jewish dates. The Gregorian date of Israel's independence is May 14, 1948:
Possible Issues (1)
Because it is a solar and lunar calendar (the year follows the seasons and the months keep track of the phases of the moon), the Jewish calendar has an extra leap month seven times every 19 years. This leap month occurs in spring, and is the month preceding Passover. It is therefore appropriate to count the Jewish months starting with Nisan, the month of Passover, as follows:
For this reason, some calendar functions will still work with the Calendar->Jewish option, but will not follow the same rules. DaysBetween can return a positive number even if the second date is lexicographically smaller (smaller in the canonical Wolfram Language ordering):
DaysPlus can return a lexicographically smaller (smaller in the canonical Wolfram Language ordering) result for a later date: