Turkish Tuesdays, New Frames, and a Calendar?

Some ideas, like our calendar, or like women being business leaders, need repeating:

The previous year, 2016, has shown us that the entire world is in need of change, in particular in the ways that we see, or do not see, one another.  Cultural dominance, as  shown by the use of the Gregorian Calendar, is something that frames the world-view of all of us who grow up within Western/European culture.  To build a more inclusive and kinder world, we must learn to reframe our ways of thinking, change our perspectives.

One way of doing this is by watching and creating more shows which show women and other traditionally marginalized groups in positions of authority, such as Turkish businesswoman Güler Sabancı  on Sihirli Annem (2003).

Another way of doing this is to begin using a calendar that is inclusive of all humanity: The Holocene Calendar (El calendario Holoceno.)

Read, Write, Dream, Teach !
January 20th (updated 7 February), 12017 HE

Action Items:

1.) Think of some ways that you believe we could change our cultural ways of thinking.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Write a book, blog post or tweet that uses those ideas, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. If you write a book, once published, please consider donating to your local public library.

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December, 2020 CE = December 12020 HE

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36 thoughts on “Turkish Tuesdays, New Frames, and a Calendar?

    1. Umm, thank you…
      First, thank you for visiting and commenting, and second, thank you for your approval: is that, of liberating us from having to be in the shadows, or is that that you approve of our liberation, but from the shadows?
      No need to hide, friend, you can come out with us, into the light, if you like.

      Very best regards,

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      1. Very good;
        The voice of women has been shadowed by culture for centuries- maybe even eternity as a species. Even some women stifle the flame that burns the hand of inequality. In places all over the world, writers are having to change their names in order to be taken seriously (as men instead of women). These are the shadows (among others) that women are forced to operate in; and this Fartfist does not approve, therefore Fartfist approves when balance is sought. Fartfist is not hiding; he/she has been born from this idea and means to defend, support and protect it. Airplanes do not fly without balance, nor do ships sail or cars drive- when you are on any journey in life, you need balance. Women are clearly not given their share of the “scales of justice”, and it has remained tilted this way for a longer than it should. This world that needs changing will benefit from this. These truths will be illuminated when undermining women, race and religion becomes less convenient for the masses; Let’s not forget, Mother knows best

        Fartfist still approves this and hopes this brings some clarity and hopefully not grammatical errors….that would be embarassing 😉

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    1. Very good point! You are right, merely moving back the start year does not make it a solar-lunar calendar, like the Hebrew calendar, but moving the start date back to one that at least does not commemorate the start of the Christian or other era, I think, may be a start?

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        1. Even just getting away from Christian/Muslim/Hindu start year designations would be a good start, first of all.
          But actually, the current Hebrew calendar is a solar-lunar calendar, remember: Pesach has to fall in the month of Aviv, in the springtime, but the year still must stay on the solar cycle. To my knowledge, the Hebrew calendar is the only solar-lunar calendar in use currently. (Gregorian & Julian are both solar, while the Islamic is lunar, and I’m imagine that the Hindu calendar is lunar, but have no idea why except for the word of a British Hindu person I knew some years ago…)

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            1. No: I’m saying that the requirement for a particular month, Aviv, to be set during a specific season of the year made it necessary for the calendar to be (rather more complex than either) not solar nor lunar, but both.

              As you know that Rosh Chodesh is based on observation, but cannot just float, as the Islamic calendar does (and I always feel bad for my Muslim friends when the month of Ramadan falls during mid-summer). Yes, any rabbi can explain it, or Chabad has a webpage on it, I see, as does MJL: (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jewish-calendar-solar-and-lunar/ -but they left out the Aviv part, which I saw as the starting point of some Responsa on the calendar years ago…).

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            2. Pesach starts on the 14th of Nissan, and there is no month called Aviv. The words simply means Spring, as I am sure you know, so Pesach always comes in Spring.
              Yes, the day is counted from dawn to dusk, but first of all, the new day does not start when the sun disappears, but when the first start is visible. In fact, in Russia, where we didn’t have Jewish calendar which conveniently indicate time for Shabbat and time for Yomim Tovim, my grandfather would simply stand on the balcony and watch the sky.
              Jewish days are not divided in 24 hours, but into Dakot and Halochot. For instance, the new moon heralding the month of Tevet will appear the day before Rosh Chodesh at 4 Dakot and 51 2/18 Halochot in the morning in South Florida.
              The question, of course, is: what if the sky is cloudy and you can’t observe the first star or the new moon. For that purpose, and anticipating centuries of exile, Hillel the Elder has created a formula for the perfect, or perpetual calendar, which is what we are using now. It is still based on the moon, rather than the sun, though.

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            3. My reply is gone? Ok, short answer is no, I’m not saying that: the ChaZal had to create the complex calendar, which is solar-lunar, due to the HaShem’s statement in Torah that Pesach is in baChodesh Aviv: so that’s why it had to be set up as a lunisolar, the only one that I am aware of, and by far the most complex (and accurate!!) calendar in modern usage.
              The maths are very interesting.

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