Books by Fred Reiss
~Jewish Calendar~
~Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism~
~Jewish Religious Fiction~
~History of Education in Camden, NJ~
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The Jewish Calendar: History and Inner WorkingsSecond Edition

The second edition continues with the beliefs and patterns established in the first:

Clear explanations,

Practical examples

Chapter reviews with additional problems and answers

The Jewish calendar, like the civil calendar, works in cycles, the most prominent of which are the sixty-one unique nineteen-year cycles, dictating, for instance, when common and leap years occur and how each year is structured. These cycles are aperiodic, they lack a discernible pattern of appearing, repeating, vanishing, and reemerging. There are also deep-seated and hidden periodic cycles driving the Jewish calendar. A new chapter is added to illuminate and resolve these mysteries.

Today, we take the date for the start of the seasons for granted. Spring, for instance, always begins on March 20 or 21, but not so in the Jewish calendar. Ancient methods are employed to determine the beginning of the seasons, especially for T’kufah Nisan, the vernal equinox, because of the Passover holiday; one developed by Mar Samuel and one by Rabbi Ada. A new chapter solely focuses on explaining and clarifying these approaches.

Also new in The Jewish Calendar: History and Inner Workings, Second Edition, are methods for converting Jewish dates to civil dates and vice versa, allowing for the construction of corresponding Jewish and civil calendars.

Discover How the Jewish Calendar Works and How to Create Your Own Jewish Calendar!

The Comprehensive Jewish and Civil Calendars 2001 to 2240

An Indispensable Reference and Resource


Sepher Yetzirah: The Book that Started Kabbalah, Revised Edition



Public Education in Camden, N.J.

Public Education in Camden NJ: From Inception to Integration

A History of urban education from 1825-1950


Reclaiming the Messiah

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A story of the return of the Messiah and the most magical objects in all of Judaism: the Urim and Thummim.

"A riveting read of Jewish religious intrigue"
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