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Rosh Hodesh

or Rosh Chodesh

[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.
the beginning of a new month in the Jewish calendar, celebrated in a specified manner during the morning service in the synagogue.
Origin of Rosh Hodesh
< Hebrew rōsh ḥōdhesh literally, beginning of the new moon Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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