Shabbat ha-Chodesh

A special Shabbat and the last of the Four Parshiyot, Shabbat ha-Chodesh (שבת החודש) is the Shabbat before on on the first of Nisan. The maftir comes from Parashat Bo, describing the first month of the year (Chodesh Nisan); the hatarah is Yechezkel 45:16-46:18. It is distinct from Shabbat Rosh Chodesh. Rarely, when one of the special Shabbatot, including Shabbat ha-Chodesh, also coincides with Rosh Chodesh, then the Rosh Chodesh readings are also read, from a third scroll.

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