30 Shevat – “head” of the new month

Rosh Chodesh Adar Alef, Day One.

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Special portions are added to the daily prayers during Rosh Chodesh:

  • Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited in its “partial” form following the Shacharit morning prayer,
  • the Yaaleh V’yavo prayer is added to the Amidah and to Grace After Meals,
  • the additional Musaf prayer is said (when Rosh Chodesh is Shabbat, special additions are made to the Shabbat Musaf),
  • Tachnun and similar prayers are omitted.

Many have the custom to mark Rosh Chodesh with a festive meal and reduced work activity. The latter custom is especially prevalent amongst women.

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