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Secrets of the Jewish Leap Year
In the wisdom of the Kabbalah, the Jewish People are likened to the moon.
The Shelah teaches that whereas the gentile nations arrange their calendar according to the orbit of the sun, the Jewish people count according to the orbit of the moon.

When G-d told the moon to diminish itself, the moon was not placated until told that Israel would use it for its calendar calculations and also promised that the righteous would bear its name.
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