NEWS SIDEBAR: Why Rosh Hashana and Ramadan Meet Only Once Every 33 Years

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c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Everybody knows that there are 365 days in the solar year. But how many know the number of days in a lunar year? The answer is 354, 11 days fewer than the solar calendar. Judaism and Islam, which both observe a lunar calendar, treat this disparity differently, explaining why […]

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