Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the month, is a quasi holiday. Women customarily refrain from laundry, sewing, and other needlework. The Hallel prayer is recited and it is praiseworthy to eat a festive meal. Yaaleh v'yovo is added to the shemonei esrei and bentching.
The passage of time, as evinced by the progression of the sun and moon, is intended to be a sign for us that we are meant to be going somewhere. Every moment has latent potential and each month brings with it, its own unique...(more