Rosh Chodesh

/ (rɔʃ ˈxɔdəʃ) /

noun

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 festivalSee also Jewish calendar

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Word Origin for Rosh Chodesh

from Hebrew, literally: the beginning of the new moon
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