"How Shemitah, end of Jewish calendar cycle, spooks market By Partha Sinha, TNN | 27 Aug, 2015, 08.05AM IST Post a Comment READ MORE ON » YouTube | Wall Street | United Kingdom | Lehman Brothers | Jonathan Cahn | Jeff Berwick | Google http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...-cycle-spooks-market/articleshow/48690945.cms MUMBAI: At a time when billionaires around the world are counting their losses from the 'Manic Monday' carnage and governments are looking for every available rule in their books to assuage nerves of jittery investors, 'Shemitah', a little know Biblical term, is keeping marketmen around the world busy. Shemitah, the last year of a seven-year cycle in the Jewish calendar, has several times in the past brought immense financial hardships to the world. The biggest Wall Street crash of 1987 happened during Shemitah and so did the bond market carnage of 1994. The 911 terror attack happened a day after Shemitah in 2001 and Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and the subsequent 777-point fall in Dow Jones in 2008 also happed around Shemitah. September 2015 being another Shemitah, which ends on Sunday , September 13, and with the global financial markets seemingly on a razor's edge, people from Wall Street to Dalal Street are tanking up on their knowledge of this event from Hebrew history . From the US to India, from the UK to Japan, Shemitah (also written as Shemittah and Shemita) is now one of the top trending terms on Google. On August 24 and August 25, on the Google Trends search, 'Shemitah' had a score of 100, which means 10% or more of all the searches from that region was for this particular word. A YouTube video on the topic that was uploaded about two months ago and deals with an impending financial collapse has already been seen 1.1 million times. Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi and author of the book The Mystery of the Shemitah, is also trending on Google searches, along with Canadian Jeff Berwick, the main character in the YouTube video. The term, the link to the YouTube video and some more literature on the topic, including one titled 'Survive Shemitah', and the link to the Jewish calendar, are doing the rounds in several WhatsApp groups on Dalal Street. The term has also gone viral on other social media platforms, an independent web consultant said. Terming the coincidences relating to the Biblical calendars and financial market collapses as 'scary', the chief of one of the leading brokerages in India said given the current market situation, one cannot just ignore it completely and move on. This Monday's crash, which also happened within days of the start of the last month of Shemitah, has acted as a catalyst for fund managers, traders, speculators and rich investors on Dalal Street, market players said. For a change, this diverse group of people, when it comes to their ways of making money , is suddenly finding itself on the same page: That of keeping a close watch on Elul 5775, the current month on the Jewish calendar that ends in less than three weeks. Seems India is even taking note. You do not have to understand it, just be aware of it.......and as I have noted, invest accordingly. My money was put at rest Sep 25, 2014, the first day of Shemitah, I am glad I did. The time for " increases" is nearing.