Rosh Chodesh


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Rosh Chodesh

(rɔʃ ˈxɔdəʃ)
n
(Judaism) Judaism the first day of a new month, coinciding usually with the new moon, and also the preceding day if the previous month has 30 days, observed as a minor festival. See also Jewish calendar
[from Hebrew, literally: the beginning of the new moon]
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Noun1.Rosh Chodesh - (Judaism) the beginning of each month in the Jewish calendar; marked by a special liturgy
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
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This is the view of Yitzhak Rabin whose birthday on the Hebrew calendar falls this evening, Rosh Chodesh Adar who promoted him on condition that he behaved himself, and later as PM employed him as a security advisor to decide what land to cede in the Oslo Accord, while Sharon loudly decried the Oslo Accord in public.
The group has held its monthly Rosh Chodesh prayer for the new Hebrew month in the women's section for more than 25 years.
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But the group's activists and their supporters sang joyful songs such as Vayechi, a song based on a Torah passage in Genesis, and clapped, while holding the Women of the Wall prayer book, which contains morning service and prayers for Rosh Chodesh, the first day of each new month.
These include Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) celebrations; ritualization of the figure of Miriam through the addition of "Miriam's cup" to the Passover Seder and the adoption of "Miriam's Tambourine" as an element of the Seder and of Rosh Chodesh; bat-mitzvah celebrations; and the introduction of the adult bat mitzvah with its attendant effects on older women's Jewish and community identity.
Several poems indicate Jewish themes explicitly through their titles--"Yom Kippur, Shabbat," "Kosher," "Seder," "My Holocaust," "Yahrzeit," and "Rosh Chodesh"--and many others grapple with Jewish culture and history.
But each month the sighting of the "Rosh Chodesh," the beginning (head) Moon, was watched for by the priests themselves from up on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.