Whoa… 5778… 2018… 8!
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December 2, 2017 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #1417067LightbriteParticipant
Did you notice that 5778 goes into 2018… and both years end in 8?
5777 –> 2017 …. 7!
5776 > 2016 …. 6!I just noticed! Like within these 5 minutes (typed at 10:40pm EST on Dec. 2, 2017).
And now I see how easy it is to know the Jewish year… just put it in relation to whether Rosh Hashana is coming or past, and etc.
Has it always been this easy, with the new Gregorian year matching the ending # of the Jewish year?
Thank you 🙂
December 3, 2017 12:14 am at 12:14 am #1417101JosephParticipantThis scheme is older than the Gregorian calendar. It was the same under the Julian calendar.
December 3, 2017 10:25 am at 10:25 am #1417284iacisrmmaParticipantYeah I noticed it…when I was in elementary school 50+ years ago. And just so you shouldn’t be shocked 5800 will coincide with 2040 just as 5700 coincided with 1940.
December 13, 2017 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1426436CSParticipantDid you notice that every major Jewish event in history ended with 8? Matan Torah 2448. Entering EY 2488
Churban 3338. How bout moshiach 5778.I actually came across an article written 20 years ago saying how moshiach had to come 5778 and there were a bunch of angry comments that we don’t need to wait till then.
Something based on numbers I’m not mathematical so didn’t quite get it.
December 13, 2017 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #1426933DovidBTParticipantThese numbers are all based on decimal (base 10) representation. Why do we use base 10? Is it because we have ten fingers? If so, why do we have ten fingers?
December 13, 2017 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #1426967MenoParticipantAlso I was born in a year ending with 8, so there must be something to it.
December 14, 2017 3:44 am at 3:44 am #1427385☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲ParticipantWe use base 10 because Hashem’s language, Lashon haKodesh,
is in base 10, andEdited
December 14, 2017 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm #1427578DovidBTParticipantWe use base 10 because Hashem’s language, Lashon haKodesh,
is in base 10Is it possible that Lashon haKodesh uses base 10 because “the Torah speaks in the language of people [dibrah Torah kilshon b’nei adam]”?
December 14, 2017 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #1427677LightbriteParticipantWhat does it mean for a language to be in base 10?
December 14, 2017 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1427777DovidBTParticipantWhat does it mean for a language to be in base 10?
The Torah does a lot of counting. E.g., Bamidbar chapter 26.
December 14, 2017 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1427852☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant(Thanks for editing my previous post instead of deleting it, anonymous mod.)
“Base 10” means that the number system counts in 10s. After 10, you use 11,
which is “10 plus 1 more,” and then you get to 100, which is “ten 10s,” etc.December 14, 2017 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1427854☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲ParticipantI didn’t mean that the Torah counts using base 10;
I meant that the gematria values of the letters are in base 10. 
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