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This is an archive of prayers written for Rosh Ḥodesh, the New Moon festival celebrating the moon’s renewal, commencing every month in the Jewish calendar. 🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑

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For public readings selected for Rosh Ḥodesh, visit here.

For prayers for the Ḳiddush Levanah, go here.

For prayers for Shabbat Məvorkhim, the Shabbat before the New Moon, go here.

For prayers composed for a specific month:

  1. Nissan
  2. Iyar
  3. Sivan
  4. Tamuz
  5. Av
  6. Elul
  7. Tishrei
  8. Marḥeshvan
  9. Kislev
  10. Tevet
  11. Sh’vat
  12. Adar (Alef & Bet)

קידוש לראש חודש, לפי מסכת סופרים | A Sanctification of the New Month, reconstructed from Masekhet Soferim by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

סדר חצוצרות לראש חודש | Seder Ḥatsotsrot l’Rosh Ḥodesh (the Rite of Trumpets for the New Moon)

אלהים חיי הטבע | Elohim the Life of Nature, by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1945)

[Gebet] Am Neumonde | Prayer for the Day of New Moon, by Fanny Schmiedl-Neuda (1855)

Prayer on the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Au Renouvellement Du Mois: Sur la Brièveté de la Vie | At the New Moon: On the Brevity of Life, by Rabbi Arnaud Aron & Jonas Ennery (1848)

Meditation on the Works of God, by Grace Aguilar (ca. 1830s)

Beim Einsegnen des Neumondes (ver. 1) | At the Blessing of the New Moon (ver. 1), by Yehoshua Heshil Miro (1829)

Beim Einsegnen des Neumondes (ver. 2) | At the Blessing of the New Moon (ver. 2), by Yehoshua Heshil Miro (1829)

תהלים ק״ד | Psalms 104, translated by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

תהלים ק״ד | Psalms 104, a hymn of creation translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (2009)

תהלים ק״ד | Psalms 104, a hymn of creation translated by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1945)