What is the Molad?
Each month on the Jewish calendar a specific time called the ‘molad’ refers to the ‘birth’ of the new moon. The molad is usually announced during the Bircat Hachodesh prayer said on the shabbat prior to Rosh Chodesh. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he covers the background of how the molad came to be and helps us understand it’s importance on the Jewish calendar.
Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.