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. Among whom did Yom Kippur Katan originate?

Safed Kabbalists in the 16th century Safed Kabbalists in the 13th century Talmudic rabbis in the 4th century Talmudic rabbis in the 10th century

Qustion 2. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.

True False

Qustion 3. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?

Genesis Exodus Numbers Tazria

Qustion 4. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by

Feasting Fasting Traveling to Jerusalem Tilling farmland Volunteering

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. In the outdoor blessing of the moon, which of the following is NOT a synonym for God meaning “creator”?

Borei Koneh Poel Melekh Yotser

Qustion 7. 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

Qustion 8. 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 9. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.

True False

Qustion 10. The initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for:

Woman Moon Baby Womb Daughter
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