If you were giving the Jewish nation the Torah, what would be the first national mitzvah (commandment) you would give?

In this week’s Torah portion, G-d gives the Jewish nation the commandment of sanctifying the new moon each month! Seems like a strange choice.

Join us as we dive deeper into the understanding of Kiddush Hachodesh, sanctifying the new month.

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Rabbi Moshe

See source Rosh Hashana 25a: https://www.sefaria.org/Rosh_Hashanah.25a.14?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en Rav Hutner (not available online) Pachad Yitzchak, Pesach, 46

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