Supermoon lights up sky over Jerusalem Old City!

Jewish tradition gives great importance to the moon. The new month is based on the sighting of the moon, the new moon can determine holidays, and the waxing and waning moon is symbolic of the Jewish nation. The Jewish calendar is composed of both solar and lunar factors. Thus, each month has either twenty-nine or thirty days in it. To account for the extra days, during a leap year, an extra month is added (somewhat akin to adding February 29 in the Gregorian calendar). So it is not surprising that a ‘supermoon’ over Jerusalem would get people talking. Some may say that it is purely an expected natural event, but so is Niagara Falls. And just because you can explain it, that doesn’t take away the ‘wow’ factor in witnessing beautiful natural events.

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