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. Rosh Chodesh is the
Question 2. True or false: In the Talmud, standing outside to gaze at and bless the moon is a commanded ritual.
Question 3. When is birkat hachodesh said?
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
Cursing the moon
Question 5. True or False: Yom Kippur Katan is observed by most Jews today
Question 6. True or false: Women’s Rosh Chodesh groups are always formed with the intention of discussing the previous week’s Torah portion.
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