Tag Archives: Cheshvan

Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32), Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15)

Today and tomorrow we observe Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of a new month, for Cheshvan, aka Marcheshvan.  The rabbis say the “mar” comes from the Hebrew for “bitter,” since poor Cheshvan has no holidays in it (for which I am … Continue reading

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Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32), Shabbat Rosh Hodesh (Num. 28:9-15)

A funny thing happened to me when I chanted the haftarah for Bereishit last week from the Etz Hayim book.  It was long.  First page.  Second page.  By the third, I wondered what had possessed me to volunteer to do … Continue reading

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