Many of you, some readers and others not, have been searching this blog for information about the “special” year 5769, what makes it special, and does that have any cause for concern on your part.
First, according to the Jewish lunar calendar, their new year starts on the sunset of September 30 and continues through the sunset of October 1. The interesting fact, to them at least, is that that day is also the fourth day of the week on their calendar. The fourth day for those who know Genesis 1, is the day when the sun, moon, and stars were set for “signs and appointed times, and for days and for years,”
However, the fourth day of Genesis has been known forever as the time of the vernal or spring equinox, and not the autumnal or fall equinox. So the “fourth day of creation” in the fall on the lunar calendar is only a mathematical/astronomical event that happens periodically.
Yet this is a special time of prayer and spiritual closeness in the minds of those who follow the lunar calendar.