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Nitzavim: Blessing the New Month

September 25, 2008, by

Customarily, the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh is called “Shabbat Mevarchim” because after the Torah reading the coming of the new month is announced and then a special prayer is said (Rema OC 284:7). However, on this Shabbat no announcement is made, despite the fact that next Shabbat is Rosh Chodesh – the custom is that