Category: Rosh Chodesh

Holiday Greetings: A Happy and Reflective Yom Teruah and Rosh HaShanah from Bnei Yisrael Society! #5781 #2020 #YomTeruah #RoshHaShanah

Bnei Yisrael Society wishes all who remember and observe “Shanah Tovah U’metukah” (“A Good and Sweet Year”) beginning with the celebration of the biblical feast of Yom Teruah (“Day of Blasts”), known in modern times as “Rosh HaShanah” (“Head of the Year”).  Yom Teruah is a biblical holiday The […]

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Nisan, Aviv (First Month) 2020 #NewMoon #EcclesiasticalNewYear

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the first day of the first month on the religious/ecclesiastical Hebrew calendar, begins sundown Wednesday, March 25, 2020, on the Gregorian calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Nisan lasts until nightfall Thursday, March 26, 2020. The month of Nisan, also […]

Hebrew Bible: Special Torah Portions for Mo’edim and Holidays

Shalom, everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for mo’edim and holidays, including Festivals and Fast Days, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite and Sephardi communities:   Parashah […]