. . just getting starting here with a few printable
examples of articles published in the Journal
of Calendar Reform between 1930 - 1955.
NEED TO EXPLAIN
The World Calendar, Worlds Day and Leap Year Day are the
only components that are new and really different from the
Gregorian calendar. Becoming familiar with their role and
their benefits is the best way to be comfortable with these
new holidays. Journal of Calendar Reform articles linked
from this page are intended to do just that.
rational standardization of the recording of time—The
World Calendar—offers two days, one at the end
of December every year and another at the end of June
every fourth year. These days do not celebrate any
event such as the birthday of a world figure nor the
end of a war, nor the recognition of a group, nor
a sense of gratitude for benefits received; they indicate
merely the passage of time.
Why not, then, consecrate these
days to holidays for happiness—happiness to
be celebrated in any way that an individual or a
family may choose. It may be for pleasure to be
had in rest or recreation, in a contemplation of
the good things of life—good news, let’s
say, or an indulgence in optimism, and a hope for
more advantages to follow, or more chances to serve
for the good of others.
'Holidays for Happiness'
of Calendar Reform, Vol. 25, March 1955, page 56)
Rabbi has insisted that the word Sabbath does not signify
only a day of rest. It signifies Rest itself and the
principle of Rest thus emphasized by Hebrew tradition
is no outworn principle. We have today the five-day
week. That short week is not destroying the Sabbath.
On the contrary it is associating Jew and Christian
in a double Sabbath, human and divine, which both are
able to celebrate in unison.
And so with the Worlds Days and Leap Year Days. Those
also are days, not withdrawn from the Sabbaths of the
Year but added unto them. They are among those Holy
Days that may be used as holidays.'
'DISCUSSION OF LEAP WEEK'
(JCR Vol. 5, March 1935, pages 18-23)
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