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Question

When did the Jewish Calendar start? I know half the answer: 5763 years ago. But what was going on at that time? Is it the beginning of Creation? Abraham? Mount Sinai, ...?

Answer:

The first day of the calendar marks the creation of Adam and Eve, on the sixth day of Creation.

With blessings from Jerusalem,

Rabbi Shraga Simmons
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