Rosh Hodesh

Rosh Ho·​desh
variants: or Rosh Chodesh

Definition of Rosh Hodesh

: the beginning of each month in the Jewish calendar marked by a special liturgy

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First Known Use of Rosh Hodesh

1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rosh Hodesh

Hebrew rōsh ḥōdhesh, literally, beginning of the new moon

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“Rosh Hodesh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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