ROSH CHODESH

Also known as New Moon.

ROSH CHODESH

“Also at your days of rejoicing, feasts and new moons, you are to blow on the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. They will then be a reminder for you before Adonai your God. I am Adonai your God!”  - Numbers 10:10 (TLV)

Rosh Chodesh is the Biblical celebration of the new moon as commanded in Numbers 10:10 and Numbers 28 and read about in Psalms 66 and other passages. Rosh Chodesh establishes the beginning of each new month. On Rosh Chodesh Israel was commanded to gather together and hear the sound of the shofar. At Brit Ahm we celebrate Rosh Chodesh by blowing the shofar at sunset and then spending the evening with a family game night. We also use this gathering as a time to recognize all of the birthdays and anniversaries of those in our Brit Ahm family that will take place during the month.

Biblical References:
“Also at your days of rejoicing, feasts and new moons, you are to blow on the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. They will then be a reminder for you before Adonai your God. I am Adonai your God!” Numbers 10:10 TLV

“On the first of the month you are to present to Adonai a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven flawless male lambs a year old, with three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each bull, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with the ram, and with each lamb a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma, an offering by fire to Adonai. Their drink offerings shall be: per bull, half a hin of wine, a third of a hin of wine per ram, and, a fourth of a hin per lamb. This will be the monthly burnt offering at each new moon throughout the year. Also, one male goat as a sin offering to Adonai beside the regular burnt offering is to be offered with its drink offering.” Numbers 28:11-15 TLV

“‘And it will come to pass, that from one New Moon to another,  and from one Shabbat to another, all flesh will come to bow down before Me,’” says Adonai. Isaiah 66:23 TLV“Blow the shofar at the New Moon, at the full moon for the day of our festival.” Psalm 81:4 TLV