Saturday, December 03, 2011

What is the significance of the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month of the 9th year? - Updated

This ad is all over the Charedi press this week.

I understand the 9th day of the 9th month but how is this the 9th year? What is it the 9th year of?

Someone suggested that 9th year is the 9th year after Yovel. However, that is impossible for a number of reasons.
1. This is the 4th year of the shemitta cycle so there is no way that this is the 9th year of the Yovel cycle the math doesn't work out.
2. There is no Yovel nowadays so there can't be a 9th year in the Yovel cycle.


Moshe said...

This is what happens when people consider numerology to be religious. Any combination of numbers becomes a religious experience.

Sad that this is Judaism. How can this be combated?

joshwaxman said...

the answer, alas, is yovel, which it isn't.

see Yeranen Yaakov on this:

bluke said...

See my update to the post why it can't be Yovel

yaak said...

See my update why it can.