[Avodah] Leap Years before matan Torah?

Marty Bluke marty.bluke at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 11:21:16 PDT 2021

The Gemara in Rosh hashana 11a had a discussion about when Yitzchak was
conceived and born.  The Gemara says that Yitzchak was conceived on Rosh
Hashana and born on Pesach and it was a leap year so he was born in the 7th
How could there be a leap year before matan Torah? What makes a leap year
is the Sanhedrin declaring it one, it doesn’t happen by itself. So before
matan Torah who exactly was m’aber the Shana? In fact who was mekadesh
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