Rosh Chodesh

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Rosh Hashanah – A Time for Starting Over

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The name of this holiday can be translated from Hebrew to mean “first of the year.” Just because this is a New Year, however, does not mean that this holiday has anything in common with the American New Year, which usually involves large celebrations and champagne. On the contrary, this Jewish New Year ...

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Rosh Chodesh – The First of the Month

One of the most minor of the Jewish holidays is Rosh Chodesh, which in Hebrew means literally “First of the Month.” This is exactly what this holiday is, the first of each month on the Hebrew Calendar. In the Hebrew calendar, the first of each month is ushered in by the appearance of the New Moon. The New Moon occurs ...

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