10.16.2009

New Moon

No, EtsyChai hasn’t started blogging about popular vampire literature.  (Being a vampire wouldn’t be kosher…)  Instead, here’s a short post about Rosh Chodesh/ראש חודש‎, the Head or Beginning of the Month because the Jewish calendar is based on lunar cycles.  It’s “the name for the first day of every month in the Hebrew calendar, marked by the appearance of the New Moon.”  (Thanks Wikipedia.) 

This month’s new moon is Sunday, October 18 and Monday, October 19.  There are many traditional observances about this monthly, minor holiday, as well as many modern ones.  Some communities celebrate Rosh Chodesh as an exclusively women’s holiday, abstaining from work, gathering in Rosh Chodesh groups, Torah study, and/or discussing women’s issues.  How do you/your community celebrate this monthly holiday?

Here at the EtsyChai Street Team blog, we’ll celebrate with some of our member’s beautiful items:

Wrap your neck in moonlight!
debbaworks.etsy.com

Baby Moon Earringsmarkaplan.etsy.com

Modern Moon Chai Necklace PhonyArt.etsy.com

Sunday night starts the month of Cheshvan, come back then (or subscribe for updates) for part II of this blog post.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, love the Moonlight necklace. Actually, love them all.

Debba said...

Oh, thank you so much for featuring my necklace! Love the moon chai and the baby moon earrings, too. Nice post!