Is There Any Reason the Last Digit of the Jewish Year and Last Digit of the Civil Year Are the Same?

From now until next September 6, we will be living in 5781 and 2021. Is that an accident, or is a deeper synchronicity at work?

January 13, 2021 | Philologos
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Two women at a light installation in Moscow’s Gorky Park on January 7, 2021. Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images.

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