The Torah requires a father to “redeem” his firstborn son from a Kohen (a member of the priestly class) 30 days after his birth. One reason for this mitzvah (Torah commandment) is that God originally intended that all firstborn males would serve in the priestly role. It was only after the sin of the Golden... Read more »

Rosh Chodesh, the New Month, is especially meaningful to women. It is also noted that women are like the moon in that they, too, have a monthly cycle of renewal.