Rosh Chodesh Quiz


Months 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 of :

Qustion 1. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?

Genesis Exodus Numbers Tazria

Qustion 2. When is birkat hachodesh said?

Every Shabbat On the last Shabbat of each Hebrew month The day before the new moon The day after the new moon

Qustion 3. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by

Feasting Fasting Traveling to Jerusalem Tilling farmland Volunteering

Qustion 4. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today

True False

Qustion 5. Birkat hachodesh means

The blessing of a new day The blessing of the new month The blessing of exiting one month and entering another The blessing of being holy

Qustion 6. Kiddush halevanah means

Sanctification of the moon Blessing the new year Blessing grapes Cursing the moon Praising god

Qustion 7. Which piece of Jewish literature tells the story of the moon becoming smaller than the sun

The Torah The Shulhan Arukh The Mishneh Torah The Talmud The Tosefta

Qustion 8. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.

True False

Qustion 9. When was the first modem Rosh Chodesh ritual guide for women (Miriam's Well), published?

1986 1960 1992 2001

Qustion 10. Rosh Chodesh is the

New moon New year New day New week
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