Rosh Chodesh QuizMonths in the Jewish calendar begin with a small celebration, known as Rosh Chodesh. Historically Rosh Chodesh was marked with a festive meal and the blowing of a shofar. Today Rosh Chodesh is commemorated with special prayers in synagogue. How much do you know about Rosh Chodesh?
Question 1. Which piece of Jewish literature tells the story of the moon becoming smaller than the sun
The Shulhan Arukh
The Mishneh Torah
Question 2. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?
Question 3. Yom Kippur Katan (Minor Yom Kippur) happens
The day of Rosh Chodesh
The day after Rosh Chodesh
The day before Rosh Chodesh
One week before Rosh Chodesh
Question 4. Rosh Chodesh is the
Question 5. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by
Traveling to Jerusalem
Question 6. When was the first modem Rosh Chodesh ritual guide for women (Miriam's Well), published?
Question 7. Which is NOT a reason that Rosh Chodesh is considered a special day for women?
According to legend, the holiday was a reward given to the women of Israel because they refused to surrender their jewelry for the creation of the Golden Calf
The menstrual cycle is similar to the monthly cycle of the moon
Women are not allowed to celebrate other holidays
The Zohar frequently likens the moon to the Shekhinah, the female mystical aspect of God