The twelfth month, shenayim ‛asar chodesh, has arrived with the sighting of the New Moon here in Wyoming (January 24, 2012).
Upcoming Abib Search:
On March 22-23, the Abib Search, the examining of barley throughout the Land of Israel, will be conducted. If the barley has reached Abib, the siting of the new moon on March 23, 2012 will be the beginning of Chodesh Ha-Aviv. Because Israel is having an unusually wet winter, a later sighting of the Abib may result in a thirteenth month, creating a leap year. Then, Chodesh Ha-Aviv will begin on April 22, 2012.