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. In the outdoor blessing of the moon, which of the following is NOT a synonym for God meaning “creator”?
Question 2. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by
Traveling to Jerusalem
Question 3. 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
Question 4. The initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for:
Question 5. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?
Question 6. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.
Question 7. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today