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

True False

Qustion 2. The special Torah reading for Rosh Chodesh describes

The position of the moon Women's menstrual cycles The sacrifices given at the Temple on Rosh Chodesh The wandering in the desert The story of Passover

Qustion 3. The initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for:

Woman Moon Baby Womb Daughter

Qustion 4. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?

Genesis Exodus Numbers Tazria

Qustion 5. 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 6. Rosh Chodesh is the

New moon New year New day New week

Qustion 7. 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 8. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by

Feasting Fasting Traveling to Jerusalem Tilling farmland Volunteering

Qustion 9. 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 10. From the 16th to the early 20th centuries, the women of Eastern Europe wrote special Rosh Chodesh tekhines, which are

Psalms Personal prayers D'vrei Torah Poems Folktales
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