If you thought the silliness of the "new" moon sightings could not get any sillier then read below. The "new" moon was actually seen by people outside of the city of Jerusalem where the clouds and rain were not present. However, the Malmites claim that since their person in Jerusalem did not see it the other "new" moon sighting is not valid. Only a new moon sighting of a Malmite standing with his feet in Jerusalem makes a new moon valid. The Chief Pharisee warns the true believers that the people outside of Jerusalem that saw the "new" moon first are deceptive tools of Satan and are deliberately try to deceive the true believers.
A reader of Malm's blog notes:
Gordon sighted the moon near Eilat. See his initial message below. Also confirmed at his Site https://www.facebook.com/NehemiaGordon
Quote: The new moon was first sighted from the Eilat Mountains in southern Israel by Nehemia Gordon at 5:53pm and by Tim Arndt at 6:01pm. The new moon was also sighted from Kiryat Ata [Haifa] in northern Israel by Yoel Halevi at 6:38pm and by Naomi Halevi, Yedidyah Halevi, and Aharon Halevi at 6:46pm. My thanks to the observers in Jerusalem (and other locations) who stood out in the cold, but were unable to sight the moon due to clouds. End Quote
James Malm, the law mongering Chief Pharisee is not happy that his "observers" were usurped in their roles.
The Chief Pharisee responds:
In your link he is trying to deceive by using the term “Jerusalem time” and not mentioning that the location was actually at Eilat. There is no such thing as Jerusalem time. It is Israel Time throughout the entire country. He used that term to try and trick people. Beware of this person and his tricks.
I will make his email available to anyone who wants it.
FYI our COG new moon searchers have reported that: “the sky was completely covered in clouds and in fact raining in many of the environs around Jerusalem.” The new moon was not seen anywhere near Jerusalem. Brian Convery writes “It appears we have seen the same thing [about Nehemiah Gordon]. Yes he is an evil fellow but that is what happens when brethren entertain one who denies Christ. John has warned us about having nothing to do with them. I was just about to sit down and update the festivals page with the new dates.” James