Thursday, March 19, 2015

Halocho #1547 - Rosh Chodesh Nissan is on Shabbat

The first day of the first month - Nissan - will start on Friday night.

Don't forget הַלֵּל and יַעֲלֶה וְיָבֹא in the Amida and Birkat haMazon and אַתָּה יָצַרְתָּ עוֹלָמְךָ מִקֶּדֶם for Mussaf.

The first day of Nissan was the last of the 8 inaugural days of the Mishkan (tabernacle) and the first day that Aaron served as Cohen Gadol (high priest) and his 4 sons as Cohanim.

That same day, two of them - Nadav and Avihu - brought an offering, not in accordance with Halacha, and were killed by a heavenly fire.

On that day, the heads of the 12 tribes started bringing their inaugural sacrifices - one prince each day. Some people have the custom of reading that days' sacrifice during the first 12 days of Nissan. This can be found in the Siddur as the Torah Reading for Chanuka.

One does not say Tachanun during the entire month of Nissan.

One may not fast during Nissan, with the following exceptions:

- Firstborns fast on Erev Pesach (tomorrow in 2 weeks).
- Fasting for distressingly bad dreams.
- Couples getting married during Nissan, even on Rosh Chodesh, whereas on any other Rosh Chodesh the bride and groom do not fast.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 107:1,2

Shabbat Shalom & Chodesh Tov!

- Danny
Thursday, 28 Adar 5775

P.S. Today (Thursday) is Yom Kippour Kattan for Chodesh Nissan.

כָּל חֹדֶשׁ נִיסָן אֵין אוֹמְרִים תַּחֲנוּן, וְלֹא צִדּוּק הַדִּין, וְאֵין אוֹמְרִים צִדְקָתְךָ בַּשַׁבָּת בְּמִנְחָה. נוֹהֲגִין מֵרֹאשׁ חֹדֶשׁ וָאֵילֵךְ לִקְרוֹת בְּכָל יוֹם פָּרָשַׁת הַנָּשִׂיא שֶׁהִקְרִיב בּוֹ בַּיּוֹם, וּבְיוֹם שְׁלשָׁה עָשָׂר קוֹרִין פָּרָשַׁת בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ, עַד כֵּן עָשָׂה אֶת הַמְּנוֹרָה, שֶׁהִיא כְּנֶגֶד שֵׁבֶט לֵוִי

אֵין מִתְעַנִּין בּוֹ אֲפִלּוּ תַּעֲנִית יַארְצַיְיט (יוֹם זִכָּרּוֹן לְהוֹרָיו). אֲבָל תַּעֲנִית חֲלוֹם, מִתְעַנִּין. וְהַבְּכוֹרִים, מִתְעַנִּין בְּעֶרֶב פֶּסַח. וְחָתָן וְכַלָּה גַּם כֵּן מִתְעַנִּין בּוֹ, וַאֲפִלּוּ בְּרֹאשׁ חֹדֶשׁ נִיסָן

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