And then for many years I worked in a yeshiva high school, and it always seemed that the staff meetings were on Rosh Chodesh. Most of the staff was male, so even if there was a community event for women, it didn't affect too many of us, just the women.
But then I came up with the idea of women coming to Shiloh to pray on Rosh Chodesh. When you think about it, it's a pretty sensible idea. The Jewish Laws of Prayer are based on how the Biblical Chana prayed, and she prayed in Shiloh.
I may do "work" things on Rosh Chodesh, but at least I now spend time at the site of the Biblical Tabernacle praying with other women, at Tel Shiloh, Shiloh Hakeduma.
G-d willing, next Rosh Chodesh, Tevet, will be during Chanukah. Please plan your Chanukah around it, and join us.
You're welcome to join our facebook page.
Mark your calendar, and join us. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or phone 02-994-4019.
Have a wonderful and blessed month. May the rain be a blessing for all, G-d willing.