Our Websites
11 March 2024: New moon of Rosh HaShanah 5784-5 / 2024

Nazarene Israel News 11 March 2024 announces that the new moon of Rosh HaShanah was seen from Israel. It explains why this is Rosh HaShanah, not a 13th or 14th month as some calendar groups will declare. It also provides Yahweh’s feast schedule 5784-5 / 2024 based upon the Firstfruits Torah Calendar.

Shalom, Nazarenes,New moon of Rosh HaShanah seen! 1st Hebrew month!1a. New Moon of 1st Hebrew Month Seen 11 March 2024 (evening)!  

The new moon of Rosh HaShanah (the 1st Hebrew month) has been seen from the land of Israel on the evening of 11 March 2024. Rosh HaShanah begins 11 March 2024 (at evening). The moon was seen in Israel by the following witnesses:17:56, Poriyah Illit, Israel, Becca Biderman18:00, Zevulun valley, northen Israel, Yoel HavariTel Aviv and further north, reported by ConveryNote: For information on why this is the 1st Hebrew month (and why it is not a 13th or 14th month), please see section 2 and 3 (below) and also Torah Calendar News 2024, by clicking here.

1b. Why this is Rosh HaShanah (and NOT a 13th or 14th month): (Feast schedule below, in section 3a!)

From 8-10 March 2024, we received report from Messianic barley inspector Becca Biderman, (Poriyah Illit, Israel). This report shows that we will have an omer’s worth of aviv barley in the land of Israel for Yom HaNafat HaOmer (the Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering).Therefore, we are officially declaring Rosh HaShanah (the head of the Hebrew year) as beginning this evening, 11 March 2024. As we explain in studies, it is necessary to have an omer-quantity of the ‘firstfruits’ of ‘aviv’ barley within the 15-21 day time period after the new moon of Rosh HaShanah, to be ready for Yom HaNafat HaOmer (the Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering).We also explain that declaring Rosh HaShanah late (as the Karaites usually do) would cause the firstfruits of the aviv barley to fall on the ground (go to nought) before coming to Yom HaNafat HaOmer. Causing us to offer something to Yahweh besides His firstfruits. (For more information, please see sections 2 and 3, below.)Rosh HaShanah sameach!

1c. Upcoming Discipleship Meetings: 

12 March 2024 – Rosh HaShanah Discipleship Meeting. The meeting is a discussion between disciples and is generally 1-hour long but may run longer depending on how the Spirit leads. Rosh HaShanah sameach!NOTE: All meetings are 8 AM Colombian time (always UTC-5, but watch your Daylight Savings Time adjustments). In the case of the monthly Discipleship Meeting coinciding with the weekly Shabbat Meeting, the Shabbat Meeting will continue as planned at 8 AM (Colombian UTC-5 time) on Shabbat. However, in the case that a Feast Day Meeting coincides with a Shabbat meeting, the Feast Day Meeting will take precedence, and the individual Shabbat meeting will be canceled for that week. 

2a. Barley and Wave Sheaf Offering:

Currently, Becca Biderman of Ancient Path New Moon is the only barley inspector who seems to understand what a proper wave sheaf is (and why you should not let the true firstfruits fall to the ground, so you can take your “first” fruits offering from the middle of the harvest, as other groups do). She documents her work, and it seems accurate as far as we can tell. There are several other (Amalekite) barley groups whose work we cannot recommend in any way. They ignore Deuteronomy 16:9, they define “firstfruits” as a random sheaf from the middle of the harvest, and they add rules and definitions that Yahweh does not add. They are seemingly always a month (or sometimes two months) late.While several groups sight the first crescent sliver of the new moon well, as far as we can tell, only sister Becca Biderman publishes accurate barley reports.

Even more details:

As we explain in our studies (see list below), there only needs to be enough aviv barley ready for the omer (wave sheaf) firstfruit offering by either the 15th or the 21st day of the first month. As explained in these studies, it is a disaster if we declare Rosh HaShanah too late, because it would force farmers in the land of Israel who have the earliest ripening barley to do one of two things:
A) Either they must break Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:9 and begin harvesting their crop BEFORE the firstfruit offering has been presented unto Yahweh for the nation. Or B) Lose all or part of their barley crop, while they wait an extra month for the leaders to declare Rosh HaShanah!By declaring the true firstfruits unto Yahweh Elohim as He commands, and keeping His appointed days according to His perfect timing, the farmers do not need to lose their crops; neither are they encouraged to break any of Yahweh’s commandments.For more on declaring Rosh HaShanah, please see section 3b (below) for the studies on aviv barley and the Torah calendar. For more on the current barley inspections, please visit NI Torah Calendar News for 2024.

2b. Need to Begin the Year with the True FIRST Fruits of Barley!

We always receive iquiries about why NI observes the Hebrew months at different times from the other calendars (such as the calendars taught by the Messianics and the Sadducees / Karaites).There are several reasons, but the main reason is that we begin the calendar year with the (true) firstfruits of barley.
In contrast, other groups take a sheaf from the main harvest, and falsely CALL them the “first” fruits (when they are more like the MAIN fruits.)Because of this, the Messianics and the Karaites will usually be a month (or even two) late.

3a. Feast Schedule 5784-5, 2024 

3b. Torah Calendar studies:

Learn all about the Aviv Barley New Moon calendar, and why the Jewish, Karaite, Messianic, and the equinox calendars are wrong! These are topics you need to know!

Video Studies:Where is Spring Commanded?
Aviv Barley SimplifiedWhere is the Equinox Commanded?
Did Ancient Israelites Qualify Their Barley Fields?
The Error of Havestable FieldsBook Studies:
Feasts of the First MonthEstablishing the Head of the Year
Feasts of the Seventh MonthThe Feasts and the Ancient Hebrew Wedding
Feasts of YahwehFeasts of the First Month
First Fruits or False Fruits?Feasts of the Seventh Month
Josephus, the Talmud, and the OmerNazarene Israel Passover Study
Let’s Not Break Deuteronomy 16:9The Torah Calendar

For Torah Calendar News, please click here!

Share this Article:
Subscribe to Our Newsletter.
* indicates required
Choose your language

Intuit Mailchimp