What do Jews do on new moon?
The modern observance consists principally in preserving the ancient custom of reciting a blessing on the Sabbath preceding the New Moon and in singing or reciting an abbreviated form of the Hallel psalms on the New Moon itself.
What does the new moon mean in Hebrew?
The Significance of the New Moon Celebration
The word used for New Moon in Hebrew is ‘Rosh Chodesh’ literally means “beginning, head, or renewal” and thus. the beginning or head of the month. It is a time of spiritual renewal.
What does the Torah say about the new moon?
The Book of Exodus establishes the new moon of Nisan, which is the first month of Aviv, as the beginning of the Hebrew calendar: And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying: “This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you.”