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Using "A Guide to Chodosh"

Although The Yoshon Network Inc. is not affiliated with The Guide, Rabbi Herman, or Project Chodosh, we do report information from the Guide. We offer a download of the Guide, any Bulletin Updates (see Updates & Downloads), and as a courtesy to our visitors, we offer a menu to help them navigate the Project Chodosh Hotline.

Using the Project Chodosh Hotline:

The Hotline has a complex system of recorded messages. Leave a recording of your question, and call back after 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) Sunday through Friday, or after Shabbat. They keep recorded answers to specific questions on the system for about 1 week. To navigate their phone menu, see the appropriate panels below.

How to Use the Hotline:

Hotline Phone Menu:

The Project Chodosh Hot Line consists of a number of "mail boxes" each one is assigned a unique mail box number. Try to note the time and date when you recorded your question. After you dial the Hot Line at 718-305-5133, follow the voice prompts below...

Their Main Menu

To hear how to get “The Guide to Chodosh” press 4. Afterwards, for information about where to buy in each city press 1.
How to order The Guide by US mail press 2.
How to communicate with the Guide and get reports by computer email press 3.
How to order the Mashgiach's Guide to Chodosh and Yoshon press 4.
How to reach us by pager for emergencies only: press 5.
How to send faxes, press 6.

Back to Previous Menu

* (Star) Takes you back to the previous menu where you can press any other button.

Playback and Volume Control (Special Keys)

COMMAND SUMMARY: # (Pound) Gives a summary of which buttons to press to control the playback of recorded messages.
REWIND: 1 = Go back 15 seconds; 4 = Go back 1 minute, 7 = Go back 5 minutes.
FAST FORWARD: 3 = Go forward 15 seconds; 6 = Go forward 1 minute; 9 = Go forward 5 minutes.
PAUSE: 2 = Pause (Push 2 a second time to resume).
VOLUME UP: 5 = Increase volume.
VOLUME DOWN: 8 = Decrease volume.

Record A Question

To record a message or a question: Press 2. Then press any key at the end of your message for additional options, or just hang up your phone. If you make a note for yourself of the date and time of your recording, it will help you get to your answer more quickly, as explained in the "Listen to Recorded Answers" panel.

Listen to Recorded Answers

To hear recorded answers to questions called in earlier, call back after 11 AM, or on Motza’ei Shabbat
and Press 3. Thereafter press the following numbers for the day you called:
Press 1 for answers recorded on Sunday morning.
Press 2 for answers recorded on Monday morning.
Press 3 for answers recorded on Tuesday morning.
Press 4 for answers recorded on Wednesday morning.
Press 5 for answers recorded on Thursday morning.
Press 6 for answers recorded Erev Shabbat morning.
Press 7 for answers recorded on Motza’ei Shabbat.

Latest Chodosh News Summary

To hear the latest Chodosh news summary: Press 1. After pressing 1, you will be given a choice of selecting which news you want to listen to by pressing additional numbers.

Do You Have Yoshon or Chodosh Questions?

Yoshon.com and the Yoshon Network will not answer Halachic questions. If you have a question, please ask a Rav or call Rabbi Herman's 24 hour Chodosh Hot Line at 718-305-5133. They can also be reached by email, at [email protected].

Get "The Guide"!

The latest edition of Rabbi Y. Herman's "A Guide to Chodosh" is always available for download on our site. Click Here, or go to our Updates & Downoads page.

A copy is also available electronically to your personal email. Send an e-mail to either:
[email protected]  or [email protected] with something meaningful in the subject and the message (otherwise the spam filter may reject it). Either automated system should e-mail a PDF  file to you.

When the new issue of "A Guide to Chodosh" is available in hard copy, (see below) it can be purchased from Project Chodosh via snail mail.

Paid Subscriptions:

To receive a hard copy of the Guide by US mail, you can pay in two different ways.
By Check: There is 1 Preliminary issue and 1 final issue of "A Guide to Chodosh" every season. The cost is $18 (overseas $25, Canada and Mexico $20). To obtain a hard copy of the new Guide by mail, please mail your check with your full mailing address to:
Project Chodosh,
c/o Mrs. C. Rosskamm,
963 Armstrong Ave,
Staten Island, NY 10308.

 By Credit/Debit Cards:

(a) By recorded telephone message:
Call 646-278-1189 and record a voice message with the requested information: Your phone number, credit card number and expiration date month and year, your name, and mailing address. Note Project Chodosh must have your contact phone number or email address so they can contact you in case of questions. They cannot accept subscriptions without this contact information. Without it, your subscription can not be processed and you will not receive a Guide. (Do not leave us any Chodosh questions or other messages at this number. Use the Hot Line number 718-305-5133 for questions only.)

(b) Fax your credit/debit card information:
Download the "Guide to Chodosh" Subscription Form to order via check or credit card. Please fill in and fax them the order form. You may send the form and information by fax to Project Chodosh's secure fax site at 888-755-7590. Do not send credit card information by email since email is not secure and your information may be compromised.

Note: Do not send any checks or credit card information to The Yoshon Network Inc. or Yoshon.com. We do not publish or mail out the Guide!

Bulletin Updates of the Guide to Chodosh:

To get on the emailing list to receive Bulletin Updates, send an e-mail from your personal email account to: [email protected].

To see and download the latest Bulletin Updates from our site, go to the Updates & Downloads page.