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. Kiddush halevanah means

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

Qustion 2. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by

Feasting Fasting Traveling to Jerusalem Tilling farmland Volunteering

Qustion 3. 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 4. On Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh, why is an announcement made in synagogue about which day of the coming week the new moon will fall?

To increase people’s contributions to the synagogue To tell people what day not to go to work To let people know when the festival falls, so they can add the appropriate prayers To signify that God is watching us carefully to make sure we observe the festival

Qustion 5. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.

True False

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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
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