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. The special Rosh Chodesh Torah reading is from which book?
Question 2. When was the first modem Rosh Chodesh ritual guide for women (Miriam's Well), published?
Question 3. The special Torah reading for Rosh Chodesh describes
The position of the moon
Women's menstrual cycles
The sacrifices given at the Temple on Rosh Chodesh
The wandering in the desert
The story of Passover
Question 4. Among whom did Yom Kippur Katan originate?
Safed Kabbalists in the 16th century
Safed Kabbalists in the 13th century
Talmudic rabbis in the 4th century
Talmudic rabbis in the 10th century
Question 5. From the 16th to the early 20th centuries, the women of Eastern Europe wrote special Rosh Chodesh tekhines, which are
Question 6. Amongst kabbalists, Yom Kippur Katan was observed by
Traveling to Jerusalem
Question 7. The initials (in Hebrew) for the words "Roshei Chadoshim" are "ReCHeM," which is the Hebrew word for: