Friday, August 14, 2015

Rosh Chodesh Ellul, Already?

Yes, Rosh Chodesh, the First of the Jewish Month of Ellul is Shabbat and Sunday. Hmm you may be thinking: 
How can it be two days if it's one/first?
Yes, the Jewish Calendar can seems rather confusing. But just like I'm not interested in the mechanics of my washing machine as long as it gets the clothes clean, I really don't care about the why's of those doubleday Roshei Chodesh, as long as the holidays fall in the correct season.

Nu, what's so crucial about Rosh Chodesh Ellul? Simple. It's exactly a month (Jewish style) before the Month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashannah and all those other late summer/early fall Jewish Holidays. Another year is about to end and begin, and I've just gotten used to writing the Jewish year 5775. It's an easy one to remember.

For many years now I've been celebrating Rosh Chodesh by going to Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh for morning prayers. There are a group of us that go each month. Join us!

Women's Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh Rosh Chodesh Ellul
Sunday August 16, 2015
1st of Ellul, 5775, 8:30am
Hallel and Musaf for Rosh Chodesh
Tour of Tel Shiloh
Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים ראש חודש אלול בשילה הקדומה, תל שילה
יום א' 18-8  א' אלול, תשע"ה 8:30
הלל ומוסף לראש חודש
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

Come  visit Shiloh! Please save the date, publicize it and join us.

Please mark it on your calendar and make arrangements to come. Also, whether you can come or not, please let friends and family know about it, thanks.

You're welcome to join our facebook page.

Mark your calendar, and join us. For more information, please contact me at with "Rosh Chodesh at Tel Shiloh" as subject, thanks.

You can visit the holy site anytime. Guided tours can be arranged through the Shiloh HaKeduma, Ancient Shiloh office. Email or phone 02-994-4019.

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