Do you wear anything special on Rosh Chodesh?
The men in my family wear white shirts.
I personally try to dress a little fancier, but noticed that most women don’t – why is that? Isn’t it supposed to be more of a women’s Yom tov, since we didn’t participate in the Egel?
Rosh chodesh is not a holiday since you arent celebrating anything. there is no reason to be more happy on rosh chodesh since you have no clue why you are doing it. I think it is a violation of emes for you to due anything special on rosh chodesh with anything in your mind besides either “this is what the misjnah brura says to do and i must do it” or “this is fun”. Its kind of like beating hoshanos on the floor as we say in the yehi ratzon- “al yidei chavitas arava, minhag niviecha hakidoshim” the neviim said to do this and we do it but dont ask me why.
Al she’mi’atti es hayareiach! Plus the Egel.
We say Hallel and don’t do laundry – that’s not a regular day!
I read about it in the Book of Our Heritage which made me think about it. In my elementary school we were supposed to wear white shirts on R”Ch. So I wondered what others do.
No laundry, no hair-cutting, no beard trimming/shaving. Somewhat better clothes and leather shoes whenever possible. The Gr”a wore his Shabbos hat (Ma’aseh Rav) and some chassidim wear a non-weekday Bekeshe. Lights are left on in my study for the duration (like Shabbos/Yom Tov).
torah613613torah: sounds like you think it should be a fast day. you dont have a clue what youre talking about. does this book you read quote a chazal that we should party like we did by the egel?
Sefer Hatoda’ah, are you better educated than Rav Eliyahu Kitov?
Rav Eliyahu Kitov?!
Is he a Tanna?
Is he Acheir? Why does he think its a good idea to party like we did by the egel? And if he really is a tanna and not Acheir, why are you saying silly things in his name?
I wouldn’t appreciate if you misrepresented what I said but I’m here to stop that. Why are you taking advantage of the fact that he’s not here to defend himself?
Huh? I never said anything about partying on R”Ch.
Women didn’t participate anyway, so we get a zechus. I never heard that men have a zechus. And if R”Ch is nothing special and a sad day as your saying, why would we say Hallel?
Well, in my parts we do try to do/avoid certain things. Dressing a little nicer is one of them. Boys wear white shirts to cheder, girls also wear white shirts to school rather than their uniform shirts. Laundry and heavy cleaning – like the floors, is also something we don’t usually do, although when it’s a 2-day R”Ch, I really can’t wait to do some of the laundry for both days, so I at least try to keep one of the days laundry-free. I also know families who have a special R”Ch meal, usually fleishig, something that they wouldn’t usually have during the week. I’m not sure of the mekor of this, but I’m supposed to be seeing someone tomorrow who might be able to tell me, if I don’t forget to ask.
Tuesday Wednesday is the most frequent & also the worst day for Rosh Chodesh to com out. It forces 4 days of longer Davening and puts a huge strain on working men.
Giving of yourself to the RBS”O is a good thing.