Rosh Hodesh Nisan: March-April

The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Hodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. Rosh Hodesh groups, meeting monthly, offer a women’s space in time. (Some men’s gatherings have begun as well, sometimes associated with kiddush levanah, celebrating the coming full moon.)

 

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Audio/video shiviti meditation chant

Miriam’s Moon: A Shiviti Meditation

New moon meditation

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“let harvest abound in the exile without end…”

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“The new moon is a new universe for women”

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A Sliver in the Sky: A Song for Rosh Hodesh

An extensive ritual for Rosh Chodesh Nisan, focusing on Miriam and the crossing of the Sea of Reeds

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A poem about the legend of Miriam’s well. Miriam is said to have died in the month of Nisan.
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A summary of facts, rituals, and customs pertaining to the month of Nisan

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