Originally Posted by bob-x
No, no, no: in rosh hodesh it is the rosh "head-of-" which means "new", the hodesh "moon" which means "month"; same as in rosh ha-shanah "new year", lit. "head-of the-year".
aDaSH *also* means new, as far as i'm aware - obviously "head-of" can mean new, too, but considering we have a rosh h
odesh every month, i wouldn't have an issue with a "head of a head", as it were.
Originally Posted by Israel Ysrayl
The Julian/Gregorian which is a calendar that is inspired by Satan
cluck cluck, gibber gibber, my old man's a mushroom etc. my diary whispers to me when i'm asleep about the fiendish purpose underpinning shrove tuesday, as well.
as for this idea that there was a switch from quarter-phase to strict 7-day, i'll check. i suppose it isn't entirely unfeasible, but i'd have to wonder when it took place.