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BARAITA ON THE MYSTERY OF THE CALCULATION OF THE CALENDAR ():

A Baraita cited in the Talmud (R. H. 20b). Since special care was taken to keep it secret, it has not been preserved; but it is probable that the Baraita of Samuel incorporated a considerable portion of it. The Talmud citation from this Baraita has completely puzzled the commentators, as well as modern students of the Jewish calendar; and despite many attempts to explain it, it remains obscure. Compare Calendar.

Bibliography:
  • Slonimski, in Ha-Maggid, 1864, p. 166;
  • idem, Yesode ha-'Ibbur, 2d ed., pp. 55, 56.
J. Sr. L. G.
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