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. When is birkat hachodesh said?
On the last Shabbat of each Hebrew month
The day before the new moon
The day after the new moon
Question 2. Which piece of Jewish literature tells the story of the moon becoming smaller than the sun
The Shulhan Arukh
The Mishneh Torah
Question 3. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?
Question 4. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.
Question 5. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.
Question 6. Kiddush halevanah means
Sanctification of the moon
Blessing the new year
Cursing the moon
Question 7. Rosh Chodesh is the