Rosh Chodesh

Did you know that the Jewish calendar is mostly lunar-based? The beginning of each Jewish month falls on the new moon, when the sky is dark and just a sliver of moon can be seen. Called Rosh Chodesh (literally, “head of the month”), this is a day to remind ourselves that just as the moon is capable of repeated renewal, we are capable of spiritual renewal, too — again and again, throughout our lives.