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Shabbat Mevarchim

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Shabbat Mevarchim: (lit. "Sabbath of Blessing"); the Shabbat on which the forthcoming new month is blessed
The Shabbat before the start of a Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh) is known as Shabbat Mevarchim, “the Shabbat when we bless.” On this day, we recite a special blessing for the new month and announce the date(s) of Rosh Chodesh during the synagogue service.
Each month, on the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh, we bless the upcoming new month with a special blessing recited in the synagogue. The one exception is this Shabbat: although it proceeds Rosh Hashanah -- which is also the first day of the month of Tishrei ...
on the significance of Shabbat Mevarchim
A common way of regarding the calendar is as an expanse of 300-plus ordinary days "dotted" with festivals and dates of special import. To make this sea of days more managable -- and the special days easier to locate -- we chop up the year into twelve segm...
The ritual, the celebrations, and the observances
Some weeks, the Shabbat is given an additional, unique name, often related to a special haftarah or Torah reading added to that day’s service.
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