Gentlemen,

Remember that we keep the mitzvah of acknowledging the new month tonight at sundown. I’m curious to hear what traditions you are building in your families for these occasions; praying, blowing the shofar, etc.

“Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your G-d. I am the Hashem your G-d.” – Numbers 10:10 (NASU)

Read the short passage about the Shunammite’s son in 2 Kings 4. Do you notice the reference to the new month? The woman’s husband knew that she would naturally visit the man of G-d on a new month…

Tomorrow is Shabbat as well as Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5771. Hope to see all of you at prayers tomorrow, then Oneg, and portion review of Noach.

Good Shabbos!

Joseph

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