- start of a new month in the Hebrew calendar
- "In Judaism, Rosh Chodesh has become known as the women's holiday." -www.thecollaborative.org/rosh_chodesh
Languages of Origin
ראש חודש 'lit. head of the month'
Who Uses This
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
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Rosh Hodesh is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar, and includes additions to the liturgy.
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