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Why does the Torah call the months: “First Month,” “Second Month” etc.?

One of the reasons is that by using the generic “first,” “second” etc, the Torah emphasizes the progressive nature of the...

How is Rosh Chodesh celebrated?

Rosh Chodesh, the first of the month, is a quasi-holiday in Jewish tradition. It is not as serious as other holidays, such as the Shabbat, Passover etc.,...

Why was the word “mar” added to Cheshvan?

Mar has two meanings: “bitter” and “drop”—as in a drop of water.The month of Cheshvan has a pretty bitter history for the...