This week, we read 1 Samuel 20, the story of Jonathan helping David escape from King Saul, in conjunction with Parashat Achrei Mot.
Rosh Hodesh is less hierarchical and more open to creative interpretation than most Jewish occasions/events. The possibilities are endless.
Liturgy on Hanukkah includes Hallel and additions to the Amidah. There are also special Torah readings, maftirs, and haftarot.
On Rosh Hashanah, we do not recite the traditional blessings announcing a new month for a variety of different reasons.
Rosh Hodesh, the first day of every lunar month, is primarily observed through additional prayers and a special Torah reading,