News Letter 5849-055
29th day of the 12th month 5849 years after the creation of Adam
The 12th Month in the Fourth year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences
March 2, 2014
Shalom Brethren. We began to receive barley reports as we went to post on Thursday evening about the state of the barley in Israel.
I would now like to share with you the other reports and let you now know when to plan for Passover as many of you have been asking me “When?”
Nehemiah Gordon is in China teaching and not able to be in Israel for the barley search. Yoel Halevi, Keith Johnson, Brian Convery other friends are there conducting various searches.
Hebrew in IsraelFebruary 23Aviv search update: I got news from one of our team members that from a check they did in one of our usual locations that the seed was not even formed. This, however, is only one of the many places we search; and we can never know for sure until we go on the search. This year we have had very little rain, which affects the creation and growth of the seeds. If any additional news comes up, I will post on FB. During the search I will post updates as we carry out the search as well as videos on my YouTube channel. Please remember to like and subscribe our videos!
The following is an Aviv report from Brian Convery whose team annually inspects the barley and associated conditions in Israel:
Thursday February 27, 2014
We hope you are all well. We are looking forward to some sleep tonight.
Today we traveled to our traditionally early sites in the western Negev. No surprises so far; the volunteer barley is very young. It is now firmly in second place as to the youngest of any inspection outside of the barley found in 2005. The most advanced stalks were just out of the boot in the flowering stage. Even the roadside barley was in that stage as well with much of it still in the boot (looking like grass). Of course you all know we don’t use such but it illustrates how young the crop is in the traditionally early areas. Many of the wild oats are still just emerging from the boot as well and the pattern over the years has proven they are usually 3-4 weeks earlier than the wild/volunteer barley. It is a witness to pre-aviv stages. Also the red anenomies of the South are in full bloom in some areas and in some fading. This is another pre-aviv sign when dealing with the lower elevations of the Negev.
The manipulated domestic wheat and barley are, in many cases, in the head with little kernel development inside.
The grapes are in most cases very dormant with a few locations of designer grapes starting to bud. Of course we do not use them as a witness. Of the 20 or so Fig trees looked at in Shoresh only 2 show any bud activity.
We saw a lot of sheep and goats today but only a handful of lambs. Most ewes were either barren, pregnant, or in some cases, showed signs of just having dropped their lambs. That makes them too young to accompany the mom out for feeding.
Tomorrow we will be inspecting the areas in the North. It has been much drier there of late so it will be interesting to see if it confirms the findings in the Negev.
Brian, Rick, Moe, and Ben
Friday February 28, 2014
Greetings from Israel. We got out early this morning and made a fast trip through our traditional areas in the North. Our stops supported what we found yesterday in the Negev. The barley is very, very, young. We struggled to get a good picture in our locations with the heads emerged. The picture, which is attached, is from the Sdei Trumot location just south of the 667 and 90 junction. Most of the barley inspected was in the boot, looking like grass. We did not see any storks, which was to be expected being so early. However we did witness large numbers of buzzards today as yesterday. They are always earlier than the storks.
I have included a shot of Mt. Hermon with its snowy slopes. We will be out Sunday in the Jerusalem area but that is expected to be even younger than the other two areas inspected. I was so tired yesterday I forgot to thank Pierre for all his assistance. He is a wonderful host and we had a great visit. It is especially good for me because he actually does the driving when he accompanies us. That is a welcomed break, as anyone who has driven in Israel before knows.
Our peace we give to you.
Brian, Rick, Moe, and Ben
Again on Friday we received this other report from Devorah Gordon.
Devorah Gordon:Just returned from the Jordan Valley Aviv Search. The barley seed, for the most part, is in an extremely early stage of development referred to as the “flower stage.” We didn’t find anything even close to Aviv. Looking forward to going to the South of the country on Sunday to inspect the barley there and will, of course, let you know what, if anything, we find. Feel free to share this information with other groups or individuals that you think might find this useful. Shabbat Shalom.New Moon and Aviv Barley Reports from Israel in Real Time
Sunday March 2, 2014Hi Folks,
Today we got a real early start into the Jerusalem area. The city is going to be shut down this afternoon for protests so traffic was very light for a work day.
Once again the barley was very young. On the hillsides facing the sun some of the barley was in the head and flowering. Of course this greenhouse effect has that result when surrounded with all the roads and stone walls etc. Most was still in the boot even under those conditions. Fig trees were dormant.
Heavy cloud cover is setting in with some rain starting in Shoresh. We will look for the crescent before leaving for the airport, hopefully things will clear up.
If I may be so bold to ask those of you who are reading this report for prayers as to the start of the new year next month. There is the possibility that the Abib Calendar and the Rabbinic Calendar may begin on the same day. This could be a big blessing for those who are in families with members who function under different calendar. Of course the caveat is; may Gods/Elohims will be done.
Brian, Rick, Moe, and BenKeith JohnsonMarch 2, 2014Okay so we didn’t find ANY aviv barley. But I sure did enjoy the search! Passover is next month!
And finally we have this official report from Karaite Korner that the Barley is not aviv.
Today at 8:49 AM
Karaite Korner Newsletter #613
Aviv Report 2014 – Part 2
I spoke with the Aviv Search team, who have now completed a second day of examining barley fields in Israel. They concluded definitively that the barley in the Land of Israel is not yet Aviv. This means there will be a 13th Hebrew month this year and the Feast of Unleavened Bread will take place in mid-April. I will send more details as they become available.
Yoel Halevi posted some photos from the Aviv Search on his page at:
The Wondering Jew in Changsha, China
firstname.lastname@example.orgTo email@example.comToday at 11:50 AM
Based on observers who have reported in so far, the new moon was NOT seen in Israel due to fog and dust clouds covering the Land.
Unless we get more reports telling us it was sighted, the new moon of the Thirteenth Biblical Month will be March 3, 2014 at sunset, by default.
Thanks to everyone named and unnamed who are so faithful to Yehovah’s instructions! We depend on you so much!!
We greatly appreciate the financial help to cover the costs of the Aviv search!! You can still donate to the bills yet to come in for the Aviv search through donate buttons on
And also through Nehemia’s foundation http://makorhebrew.org/
Again, you are greatly appreciated and we could not do it without you!!
Devorah Daniel in Texas, reporting for Nehemia Gordon who is the wandering Jew in China
The New Moon that comes after this 13th month of Adar Bet, is expected to be seen on March 31, 2014. If the New Moon is sighted on the evening of March 31, April 1st will be the first day of the 1st month of Aviv.This will make April 13th the evening of the Last Supper and the foot washing ceremony.
You are to eat Unleavened Bread for 7 days and the last day of Unleavened Bread is Tuesday April 22, 2014 which is also a Sabbath.
If the moon is not sighted then each of these Appointed Times will be one day later.
Tuesday the 14th of Aviv and the Preparation Day for the Passover meal which is to be eaten Tuesday night.