Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:****Andrew Baxter**, Rutgers University, baxter{at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Lara Pudwell**, Rutgers University, lpudwell {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Why Erev Yom Kippur Can Never Be On Thursday Evening?

Speaker: **Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

The short answer is that that was G-d's will, but a longer answer involves some beautiful mathematical properties of an Ancient Algorithm called the Jewish Calendar.