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Rosh Chodesh

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Rosh Chodesh: (lit. “head of the month”) one or two semi-festive days marking the beginning of each month
Understanding the Jewish Months
In this introduction to a monthly class on the Jewish calendar, our host, Shimona Tzukernik, explains the significance of the monthly holiday of Rosh Chodesh (the New Moon, or literally, “Head of the Month.”)
Calculating the Lunar Cycle
Astrophysicist, Dr. Jeremy Schnittman, discusses how studying astronomy can be a spiritual experience and explains the astoundingly accurate calculations that the Sages used for determining the appearance of the new moon.
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.
A Taste of Text—Pinchas
Only by making itself vulnerable to the mortality and pitfalls of the physical state can the soul of man gain the power to make of itself more than it is.
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Learning the story of David and Jonathan from the Book of Samuel, which is the haftorah of Machar Chodesh.
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