rosh chodesh

Rosh Hodesh

[rohsh khoh-desh; Ashkenazic Hebrew rohsh khoh-desh; Sephardic Hebrew rawsh khaw-desh]
noun Judaism.
the beginning of a new month in the Jewish calendar, celebrated in a specified manner during the morning service in the synagogue.
Also, Rosh Chodesh.


Origin:
< Hebrew rōsh ḥōdhesh literally, beginning of the new moon

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Rosh Chodesh (rɔʃ ˈxɔdəʃ)
 
n
Judaism See also Jewish calendar the first day of a new month, coinciding usually with the new moon, and also the preceding day if the previous month has 30 days, observed as a minor festival
 
[from Hebrew, literally: the beginning of the new moon]

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