Rosh Chodesh


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Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh is the name for the first day of every month in the Hebrew calendar marked by the appearance of the new moon. 

The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle. The beginning of the moon’s cycle appears as a thin crescent. That is the signal for the new Jewish month. The moon grows until it is full, the middle of the month, and then it begins to wane until it cannot be seen. It remains invisible for approximately two days,  then a thin crescent appears, and the cycle repeats again and again

The entire cycle takes approximately twenty-nine and a half days. Since a month needs to consist of complete days, a Jewish month is sometimes twenty-nine days long (known as chaser, “missing”), and sometimes thirty (meaning malei, “full”).

Knowing exactly when the month begins has always been important in Jewish practice, because the Torah schedules the Jewish festivals according to the days of the month.

The first day of the month, as well as the thirtieth day of a malei month, is called Rosh Chodesh, the “Head of the Month,” and has somewhat festive status

"Also on your days of rejoicing, feasts, And new moons, you are to blow on the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. They will then be a reminder for you before Adonai your God. I am Adonai your God!”  

                                                                                                                                                        Numbers 10:10  (TLV)


Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendarJan 22‑23, 2023 Su‑M
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat 1 Sh'vat 5783

Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendarFeb 21‑22, 2023 M‑W
Rosh Chodesh Adar  1 Adar 5783

Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendarMar 22‑23, 2023 W‑Th
Rosh Chodesh Nisan  (Biblical New Year)1 Nisan 5784

Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendarApr 21‑22, 2023 Sa-Su
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar 1 Iyyar 5784

Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendarMay 20‑21, 2023 Sa‑Su
Rosh Chodesh Sivan 1 Sivan 5784

Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendarJun 19‑20, 2023 M-Tu
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 1 Tamuz 5784

Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendarJul 18‑19, 2023 Tu‑W
Rosh Chodesh Av 1 Av  5784

Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendarAug 17‑18, 2023 Th‑F
Rosh Chodesh Elul 1 Elul  5784

Start of the month of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendarSep 15-16, 2023 F-Sa
Rosh Chodesh Tishrei1 Tishrei 5784

Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendarOct 15-16, 2023 Su-M
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan  1 Cheshvan 5784

Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendarNov 16-14, 2023 M-Tu
Rosh Chodesh Kislev 1 Kislev 5784

Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendarDec 12-13, 2023 Tu-W
Rosh Chodesh Tevet 1 Tevet 5784

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