Rosh Hodesh


Rosh Ho·​desh
variants or Rosh Chodesh
: the beginning of each month in the Jewish calendar marked by a special liturgy

Word History


Hebrew rōsh ḥōdhesh, literally, beginning of the new moon

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rosh Hodesh was in 1766

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“Rosh Hodesh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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