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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. Rosh Chodesh is the
 New moon
 New year
 New day
 New week

 

Question 2. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. 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

 

Question 4. Kiddush halevanah means
 Sanctification of the moon
 Blessing the new year
 Blessing grapes
 Cursing the moon
 Praising god

 

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

 

Question 6. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. 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