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 7:

    Which is NOT a reason that Rosh Chodesh is considered a special day for women?

     According to legend, the holiday was a reward given to the women of Israel because they refused to surrender their jewelry for the creation of the Golden Calf
     The menstrual cycle is similar to the monthly cycle of the moon
     Women are not allowed to celebrate other holidays
     The Zohar frequently likens the moon to the Shekhinah, the female mystical aspect of God