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Rosh Hodesh

or Rosh Cho·desh

[ 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 /
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noun Judaism.

the beginning of a new month in the Jewish calendar, celebrated in a specified manner during the morning service in the synagogue.

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Origin of Rosh Hodesh

From Hebrew rōsh ḥōdhesh literally, “beginning of the new moon”
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