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Jeremy Pepper [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, September 21, 2006
13 years ago3,883 views

And a Happy New Year to you as well. :)

Nathan Weinberg [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

While other dates may signify the start of certain legal new years, Rosh Hashana is the 100% actual new year. Wikipedia's description of four different new years is completely ridiculous, since they are establishing things equivelant to "Tax day" as a new year.

This page explains the supposed four new years:

ou.org/chagim/roshchodesh/shev ...

One represents the beginning of the term of office for a sitting king.

One represents the beginning of the calculations for tithing, which is like a tax.

One is Rosh Hashana

One is the new year for the trees.

Wikipedia, by providing zero information, just a blanket "four new years" statement, is incredibly misleading.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Why don't you edit it, Nathan?

Nathan Weinberg [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

What's the point? Wikipedia is like a big fascist community these days. Their main users obsessively troll the recent updates looking for someone's work to delete. You have to fight them to prove them wrong and improve Wikipedia, and, if you win, they get another opportunity to take credit for having the most accurate encyclopedia. It just isn't worth it.

Tom [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It's was alse the first day of Ramadan today, but no-one's bothered about that on Google.

Alex Rosenberg [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

"Wikipedia explains." – Wikipedia is well known for being the least credible source on the Net!!!

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