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

1986 1960 1992 2001

Qustion 2. Kiddush halevanah means

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

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

Genesis Exodus Numbers Tazria

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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
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