Since all the years are not the same, some events occur on dates that are not found every year.
The phenomenon can be compared, for example, to a birth on February 29th of a Gregorian leap year.
This article provides a brief overview of only those points related to the misconception, but even an in-depth analysis of the Jewish calendar should not intimidate.
Rambam (Kiddush Hachodesh 11:4) says that a schoolchild can master the details of this subject in three or four days.
However, profligacy is a vice, and one must consider the effects of gift-giving on others as well as on oneself.
Many of these straddle the blurry line between charitable donation and present, but on Purim, there is an explicit mandate to send gifts of food to even wealthy friends and neighbors.
Letterman quickly deadpanned “Well, I’m sure I’ll still be writing 5758 on all my checks for a few weeks.” The joke struck a chord for so many Jews because we all know we don’t use the Jewish year or the Jewish calendar very much in our everyday lives.
A very interesting question came up on Twitter: When is a convert's "Jewish birthday"? Just because we've gained a new Jewish identity doesn't mean that we should no longer celebrate how we entered this world. Each one should be celebrated and appreciated individually. It should be appreciate for the very special day it is, independent of any other celebration.Therefore, there are rules to determine the anniversaries of such events.Obviously, if the date for the event's anniversary exists in the year of commemoration, there is no need for special rules, and the regular date applies.Misconception: A person’s Hebrew and English birthdays coincide once every 19 years.Fact: There is a 19-year cycle within the Jewish calendar, but it only determines which years are “regular” years and which are leap years.