Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Seudat Rosh Chodesh


There is a practice of having a special meal in honor of Rosh Chodesh, for several reasons. These reasons include:

1. The special status of Rosh Chodesh as a מועד (holiday);
2. Recognition of the national atonement achieved with the special korbanot (Temple offerings) of the day;
3. A memorial for the special feasts created in Yerushalayim in the days of the Beit haMikdash, to publicize declaration of the new month.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 419:1; Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 419:1-2)

Have a great day,

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