Just in case you give a crap about things like this, today’s date is 11-12-13... at least, when rendered numerically according to prevailing custom in the United States.
My friend Kevin Kim reminds us that next year will serve up the last such sequential date of the twenty-first century: 12-13-14. Just in case you give a crap about things like this.
According to the venerable Hebrew calendar, it’s 9 Kislev 5774. I suppose that could be rendered 9-9-74... just in case you give a crap about things like this.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Posted by Elisson at 11:12 AM
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Not only that, but if you take the last two digits of the Hebrew year and add them up you get 11, and if you add those digits up you get 2, and then if you add up all four digits in the Hebrew date you get 29, and then if you add the two digits in 29 you get 11, and, well, we already know that those two digits add up to 2, which matches the total of the last two digits of the Hebrew year. Pretty cool, huh?
Someone's treading dangerously close to gematriya (to use Chaim Potok's romanizaton).
2, of course, in Hebrew is "bet", which is also the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet (or alef-bet, if you prefer.) So, using gematriya, one would have learned that yesterday, being "bet" was an auspicious day to go to Las Vegas or any other location with a casino, or perhaps buy a lottery ticket. Which reminds me that I have to check my Megamillions QP to see if I still need to come to work tomorrow.
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