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 initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for:
Question 3. Kiddush halevanah means
Sanctification of the moon
Blessing the new year
Cursing the moon
Question 4. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.
Question 5. 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 6. When was the first modem Rosh Chodesh ritual guide for women (Miriam's Well), published?
Question 7. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today