Behold the Glory: Rosh Chodesh

Behold the Glory: Rosh Chodesh by Ariella Bracha Waldinger Behold the glory of Rosh Chodesh, because in ancient times, it occupied an exalted position in the matters of public life. The Hebrew word for month is “chodesh,” which also means newness. Rosh means head. If you think about it, the head of anything denotes great... Continue Reading →

Time and Transcendence: Sivan, Shavuot and Sinai

TIME AND TRANSCENDENCE: SIVAN, SHAVUOT and SINAI By Ariella Bracha Waldinger   Rosh Chodesh Rosh Chodesh (the new month) of Sivan, began this year on Thursday night, May 29th. Rosh Chodesh is considered a minor holiday and according to Jewish tradition, was the first mitzvah (commandment) given to the Jewish people in Egypt. The counting... Continue Reading →

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