The Gemara in Rosh Hashana 10b-11a says

בְּנִיסָן נִגְאֲלוּ בְּנִיסָן עֲתִידִין לִיגָּאֵל

Shouldn't that mean that when Rosh Chodesh Iyar comes and we, unfortunately, have not been redeemed, that there should be some level of sadness for that? Are there any sources that discuss such an idea?

  • For that matter I always claim the Pessach Sheni is a sad day. Jul 18, 2022 at 15:43
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    I have heard that Reb Moshe used to be disappointed every year on Rosh Chodesh Iyar for this reason
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 18, 2022 at 17:00
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    Regarding the above comment, I heard the same thing too. Every Rosh Chodesh Iyar Rabbi Moshe Feinstein would be crying while all his students were celebrating because it was Rosh Chodesh. They asked him “rabbi why do you cry when you’re supposed to rejoice on Rosh Chodesh.” He then quoted the quote you brought and said something along the lines of “another Nissan gone by, another year of no mashiach” Jul 18, 2022 at 17:25


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