n. Start of a new month in the Hebrew calendar.
"Indeed, although the semi-holiday of Rosh Chodesh is celebrated by both men and women, there's a special feminine connection to the day." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
ראש חודש 'lit. head of the month'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
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- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Rosh Hodesh is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar, and includes additions to the liturgy.
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