Shabbat/Shupattu article revised

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at
Sun Dec 16 09:22:26 EST 2001

The Israelite year was based on the week, and remained independent of the
          month even when the luni-solar claendar was adopted from Babylonia...

Then why does the Jewish calendar have leap years, adding a lunar 
month, and why do all holidays fall on specific days of the lunar 


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