The Day of Atonement begins the evening of the 9th and goes to the evening of the 10th of the 7th month. Most would agree with this but the question is, when does the timing fall according to the pagan calendar? By our reckoning, this would be 10/5/2011 to 10/6/2011. We are questioning if we are not a day late. We do not seem to feel that we are early and this is for a lot of reasons. We are going to chart the moon closely and see how the month ends up working itself out.
I will admit, this is the one Shabbat that seems to make sense running from evening to evening. I ponder if the definition in Scripture is for the exception of this one day and not for the rule as most would contend. It just does not seem to indicate that this is for all days, even in the Hebrew.