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Rosh Chodesh (rohsh choh-desh) — lit., Head of the month; first day of the Jewish month. Can be one or two days. When it is two days, the first day is the 30th day of the previous month
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Eating before Havdala
Birkat HaMazon Additions for Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh Saturday Night
Situation Rosh Chodesh begins on Saturday night. You started...
When Shiv’a Resumes
When Shiv'a Resumes: Rosh Chodesh
Shiva is not interrupted for Rosh Chodesh.
Chanuka: Hallel
Chanuka: Hallel on Rosh Chodesh
When Chanuka coincides with Rosh Chodesh , say full hallel (as is...
Birkat HaChodesh
Announcing Two-Day Rosh Chodesh Starting Shabbat
If Rosh Chodesh will be two days starting next Shabbat , say...
Introduction to Rosh Chodesh
Introduction to Rosh Chodesh
Rosh Chodesh , the beginning of the Jewish (lunar) month, is a minor...
Rosh Chodesh: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Ya'aleh V'Yavo on Rosh Chodesh
If you forgot (or are not sure if you said) ya’aleh v’yavo...
Rosh Chodesh: Ul'Chaparat Pasha
Shabbat-Rosh Chodesh: Adding Ul'Chaparat Pasha
SITUATION It is Rosh Chodesh in a Jewish leap year. WHAT TO DO...
Tefilin: Rosh Chodesh
Tefilin: Removing before Rosh Chodesh Musaf
Remove tefilin before musaf on Rosh Chodesh.
Shabbat: Early Ma'ariv
Beginning Shabbat Early When Friday Is Rosh Chodesh
Situation You begin Shabbat early when Rosh Chodesh falls...
Introduction: Amida: Errors: Amida Additions
Introduction: Amida: Errors: Amida Additions
If you forgot to say, or incorrectly said, a phrase in the amida , you...
Omer Period: How To Determine
Methods of Counting the Omer Period
The mourning period during the counting of the omer ( sefirat...
Three Weeks: Three Stages of Mourning
Seventeenth of Tamuz to Tish'a B'Av: Three Stages of Mourning
Before Tish’a b’Av we are in a type of mourning so the...
Rosh Hashana: Greetings
Greetings for the New Year
For greetings for the New Year, say: “Ketiva...
Three Weeks: Restrictions
Three Weeks: Socializing
Activities for socializing are not prohibited during the Three Weeks...
Year of Mourning: Mourners Leading a Minyan
Mourners Leading a Minyan
The dead person benefits if his/her son or sons lead...
Women: Ya’aleh V’Yavo
Women: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
If a girl age 12 or up or a woman forgets to say ya’aleh...
Amida Errors: Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata Echad/Rashei Chodashim/Ata Vichartanu
Amida Errors: Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata Echad/Rashei Chodashim/Ata Vichartanu
What : Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata...
Amida Errors: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Amida Errors: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Situation You forgot to say  ya'aleh v'yavo...
Birkat HaChodesh
Announcing the New Month
Each month (except before Rosh Hashana ), we say the blessing over...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
Psalm 27/L'David Adonai Ori V'Yish'i
When To Say Psalm 27/L'David Adonai Ori V'Yish'i
Begin saying L'David Adonai ori v'yish'i (Psalm 27) on the...
Magid: Tell the Story
Why Matza and Not Bread
Question: Why didn't the Israelites bake bread (the Torah says...
HAIRCUTS/SHAVING
When Haircuts and Shaving Are Forbidden
Here are the times when men and women are forbidden to get haircuts and...
Wasting People's Time (Tircha Tzibur)
Wasting People's Time (Tircha d'tzibura)
You may not waste people’s time or upset them ( tircha...
Al HaMichya: Forgetting V'Zachreinu L'Tova
Al HaMichya: Forgetting To Add V'Zachreinu L'Tova
Don’t repeat al ha’michya on Rosh Chodesh if you...
Birkat HaMazon: When To Repeat
Birkat HaMazon: When To Repeat If Forgot Additions
When saying birkat ha’mazon , you must repeat birkat...
First Nine Days of Av
Nine Days: Restrictions
Restrictions during the Nine Days before Tish’a b’Av...
Minyan: Amen: When 10 Men Includes Prayer Leader
Prayer Leader of 10 Men Should Wait
A prayer service leader for a group of only 10 men including himself...
Migdol or Magdil
Birkat HaMazon Once Shabbat Ends: Migdol or Magdil
When saying birkat ha’mazon after Shabbat until halachic...

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