Rosh Chodesh Quiz

How much do you know about Rosh Chodesh?

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 10
When was the first modem Rosh Chodesh ritual guide for women (Miriam's Well), published?
Question 2 of 10
When is birkat hachodesh said?
Question 3 of 10
Which is NOT a reason that Rosh Chodesh is considered a special day for women?
Question 4 of 10
From the 16th to the early 20th centuries, the women of Eastern Europe wrote special Rosh Chodesh tekhines, which are
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.
Question 6 of 10
On Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh, why is an announcement made in synagogue about which day of the coming week the new moon will fall?
Question 7 of 10
Rosh Chodesh is the
Question 8 of 10
True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.
Question 9 of 10
The initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for:
Question 10 of 10
The special Torah reading for Rosh Chodesh describes

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