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Jewish  


      adj  
1    of, relating to, or characteristic of Jews  
      n  
2       a less common word for       Yiddish  
  Jewishly      adv  
  Jewishness      n  


Jewish Autonomous Region  
      n   an administrative division of SE Russia, in E Siberia: colonized by Jews in 1928; largely agricultural. Capital: Birobidzhan. Pop.: 216000 (1995 est.). Area: 36000 sq. km (13895 sq. miles),   (Also called)    Birobidzhan, Birobijan  
Jewish calendar  
      n   the lunisolar calendar used by the Jews, in which time is reckoned from 3761 b.c.: regarded as the year of the Creation. The months, Nisan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishri, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, and Adar, have either 29 or 30 days. Originally a new month was declared when the new moon was sighted in Jerusalem, but when this became impossible, a complex formula was devised to keep Rosh Chodesh near to the new moon. In addition, to keep the harvest festivals in the right seasons, there is a Metonic cycle of 14 years, in five of which an additional month is added after Shevat (see Adar). The year according to biblical reckoning begins with Nisan, and the civil year begins with Tishri; the years are numbered from Tishri,   (Also called)    Hebrew calendar  
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