Rosh Chodesh

By the light of the moon

The Maharsha reveals a delightful little insight about kiddush levana, which we can use to explain the recital of Hallel on Rosh Chodesh.

Explaining Rav Yochanan’s statement (Sanhedrin 42a) that ‘one who blesses the month in its correct time is as if he is accepting the presence of the Shechinah,’…

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The Moon and the Jewish People

In this weeks parsha ,Bo ,h’shem gives the Jewish people the mitzvah of keeping a lunar calendar and the appointment of Nissan as the head of the year (ie the first month of the year) . This lunar calendar , well moon to be more specific is celebrated in Kiddush…

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Wax and Wane

Just like the moon waxes and wanes but never completely disappears, so too the Jewish people go through troubles in their lives and have ups and downs, but even at the lowest point we are still here and will bounce back to our full glory - soon bezras Hashem

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ROSH CHODESH - A special holiday for Women

The Gemora in Er'chin (10b) tells us that even though Rosh Chodesh is referred to as a "holiday," the day does not have the great measure of holiness which would necessitate cessation from work, as we find on the holidays and on Shabbos. However, the Shulchan Aruch (Orech Chayim 417:1)…

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