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Rosh Hodesh

[rohsh khoh-desh; Ashkenazic Hebrew rohsh khoh-desh; Sephardic Hebrew rawsh khaw-desh] /ˌroʊʃ ˈxoʊ dɛʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew roʊʃ ˈxoʊ dɛʃ; Sephardic Hebrew rɔʃ ˈxɔ dɛʃ/
noun, Judaism.
1.
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/
noun
1.
(Judaism) 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 See also Jewish calendar
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: the beginning of the new moon
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