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Rosh Chodesh

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Rosh Chodesh: The Jewish Calendar

Rosh Chodesh, the head of the month, plays a big role in the Jewish calendar, where the lunar cycle is front and center. Learn how the Jewish calendar works.
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Chesed Y. Avraham Springfield, MO July 17, 2015

Thank You, Rabbi, for the illustrated teaching of Rosh Chodesh, one of my special movements of the month. During my youth, while reading about this minor holiday, for us, Jewish women, I remember always, and repeatedly say to myself when seeing the full month, to count my days because in fifteen days from that full month, a new month, Rosh Chodesh will beginning again, giving me a new fresh start. Thank you again. Reply

Bat Sheva Klein Chicago, IL via chabadillinois.com September 5, 2011

YOU FOR GOT SOMETHING You did not mention Rosh Chodesh is a G-d given Yom Tov to the women.This was one of the first things my Chabad Rabbi told me. Reply

Yossi Rome, Italy August 31, 2011

Rosh Chodesh. Very nice presentation, THANKS.
Yes, the prayer is Birkat HaChodesh recited during Shabat Mevarchim.
Shabat Mevarchim is the last Shabat before Rosh Chodesh.

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Miriam Spalter Jerusalem, Israel August 31, 2011

Shalom Rav Moshe Nice Lecture Reply

Miranda ottawa, Cda August 30, 2011

Absolutely wonderful!! Beautiful graphics!!

i have often wondered about this question - its one of the most intriguing to me; ancient customs.

Is there a special prayer to be said for the Rosh Chodesh as it occurs each month?

Toda Rabba,
thanks again. Reply

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