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. In the outdoor blessing of the moon, which of the following is NOT a synonym for God meaning “creator”?
Question 2. 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 3. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today
Question 4. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.
Question 5. From the 16th to the early 20th centuries, the women of Eastern Europe wrote special Rosh Chodesh tekhines, which are
Question 6. The initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for:
Question 7. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.