Rosh Chodesh QuizMonths 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. 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
Question 2. Rosh Chodesh is the
Question 3. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.
Question 4. When was the first modem Rosh Chodesh ritual guide for women (Miriam's Well), published?
Question 5. 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
Question 6. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by
Traveling to Jerusalem
Question 7. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today