Rosh Chodesh

To be ONE!!!

Rosh Chodesh Sivan "K'ish Achad B'Lev Achad". The Pasuk (Shemos Perek 19:1) tells us that in the third month (Sivan) after they just left Egypt, Bnei Yisrael came to the desert of Sinai. The Pasuk says "Bayom Hazeh" - on this day. Rashi Hakodesh explains that it was the first…

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our first mitzvah

What was the first mitzvah given to the Jewish people as a whole? The answer is the mitzvah of sanctifying the new moon (kidush hachodesh); given in Egypt to us. Why is it so important? One explanation is that it shows how much spiritual power and potential we have; if…

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our first mitzvah

What was the first mitzvah given to the Jewish people as a whole? The answer is the mitzvah of sanctifying the new moon (kidush hachodesh); given in Egypt to us. Why is it so important? One explanation is that it shows how much spiritual power and potential we have; if…

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a funny haftara?

When Rosh Chodesh falls on Sunday, the Shabbes before we swap the normal shabbes haftara for a haftara called 'machar chodesh,' in sefer Shmuel. However, upon first glance, the only thing that the entire haftara has to do with rosh chodesh are the two words 'machar chodesh' (tommorrow is rosh…

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