The new month of Nissan begins this Tuesday, April 5th, and with it our tradition to bless fruit trees in bloom.
Rosh Hodesh, the New Moon of the New Jewish Month, is a time of renewal, both of body
and spirit. The day before is practiced as an ancient tradition as a Yom Kippur Katan –a
mini Day of Atonement–where many fast and say prayers of penitence. It is a tremendous
opportunity to review the past month’s activities, admit one’s miss-takes, regret doing
them, and pledge to try to not repeat them in the upcoming month.
Rosh Hodesh is an active opportunity to use the flow of energy that is descending at that time into the physical world. On Rosh Chodesh the surge of energy that is creating the reality of the upcoming month is available to us – and the way to receive it is to be joyous!