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Eating a meal on Rosh Chodesh

Question:

Is it a custom or law to have special meal on Rosh Chodesh? I had never heard of this.

 

Answer:

Thank you for your question.

There is no obligation to specifically have a meal, owever it is a good thing to add something special to the meal in honor of Rosh Chodesh. The gemora says that the added expenses that a person incurs spending for the honor of Rosh Chodesh are paid back by Hashem, the same way the expenses for Shabbos and Yom Tov are.

Have a good Chodesh

Sources:

Vayikra Rabba 17,ORach Chaim 419, M:B 419-1.

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