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First month in the Jewish year. Contains the holiday of Passover.

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Should Jews make Birkat Ha’ilonot on hydroponic fruit trees

According to Halacha, should the beracha of Birkat Ha’ilonot, made when seeing a fruit tree for the first time during the month of Nissan, be made on fruit trees which are grown hydroponically or ...
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Should women recite the daily Nasi

Are women included in the custom to recite the Daily Nasi for the first 13 days of Nissan? Or no, since it is positive and time bound is it proper for them not to?
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THE NEW YEAR: Rosh hashanah

Why is the first feast of the Jewish 7th month called Rosh Hashanah which means the 'Head of the year', i.e. the New Year, when those words were never used by YHWH in Vayikra (Leviticus) chapter 23? ...
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Visiting a cemetery in Nissan

I heard that there is a prohibition on visiting a cemetery in Nissan, especially in Chol HaMoed. Is this right?
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Time to say Vsein Tal Umatar [duplicate]

Orach Chaim 117:1 says that we begin Tal Umatar in Eretz Yisrael on 7 Cheshvan. See also Aruch Hashulchan 117:2 where he mentions the reason for first beginning on 7 Cheshvan is to give the Olei ...
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Should we say Al naharos bavel during Nissan?

There is a popular idea to not say Al Naharos Bavel before Birtkat HaMazon on days when tachnun is not said (see here). Does that apply to all of Nissan?
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Why did Nisan change to the beginning of months after the exodus

Right around the time when the people of yisroel were about to leave Egypt (1th of Nisan-Rashi to Bo, but the Rambam may hold it was later as the vision of the moon according to him was in a vision of ...
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Ideal time to say the Daily Nasi

It is the custom of some to say the Daily Nasi on the first 13 days of the month of Nissan. Is there any ideal time of day to day this?
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Haftarat Shabbat HaGadol

Current Ashkenazi (and I believe Sephardi) practice is to read a special haftarah (Malachi 3:4-24) on the shabbat before pesach. What are the origins of this practice? Where do we first see it ...
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What will the haftarah reading for Shabbat HaChodesh 5781 be?

What will the various haftarah readings for Shabbat HaChodesh 5781 be according to different minhagim? What are the respective rationales behind them? Presumably it's not possible to enumerate each ...
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What is the relation between the month Nisan and the spring equinox?

I'm searching for the relation between Nisan and the spring equinox according to Scripture. I know of the texts Genesis 1:14, Exodus 12:2-3, Leviticus 23:15 and Deuteronomy 16:1. I find multiple ...
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Why is Succos in Tishrei and not in Nissan - less famous answers

There is a famous question of the Tur why Succos is in Tishrei and not in Nissan, when we actually left Mitzraim and received the Clouds of Glory. (You can find the Tur's answer here and here where it ...
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A Jewish slave in an Egyptian house?

Rashi brings down the Mechilta and comments that an Egyptian in a Jewish house the night of the 15 of Nisan was killed by the Makkah and a Jew in an Egyptian house at the same time was spared, because ...
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Fasting in Nissan for epidemic

In general we refrain from observing fast days during the month of Nissan (S"A O"C 429:2). There are some exceptions, like a taanis chalom. For a communal distress such as a deadly epidemic a ...
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Is "Reishit Ketzir" a holiday, half-holiday, regular day, or else?

In Leviticus 23:10, one encounters the term "Reishit Ketzirchem" (i.e. "Reishit Ketzir" = Beginning of Harvest). "Thus, one is permitted to proceed with the general harvest only after this omer has ...
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What exactly do we celebrate on Purim - the 14th of Adar?

In the Purim timeline, we can see a series of beneficial events: the King couldn't sleep and remembered Mordechai (the turn of the story) Hanging of Haman with his sons and Appointing of Mordechai ...
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What does "in the month of Nissan" mean for postexilic Jews?

In Nehemiah 2:1 we read: "And it came to pass in the month of Nissan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes..." What did the Jews in the postexilic era mean when they only mentioned the ...
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What date was the crossing of the Red Sea?

Some dates relating to Exodus are in the Book of Exodus, others are in other Books of Torah, or elsewhere in the Bible. And some are speculative, with evidence from a variety of sources. Note: I'm ...
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First Month of your year?

The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. Exodus 12 What about Rosh ...
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Two cycles of moadim [closed]

The major moadim (as mentioned in Vayikra 23) seem to be divided into two main cycles; the Tishri cycle in the fall and the Nisan cycle in the spring. The first festival in Tishri is Rosh HaShanah, ...
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Why are trees referred to in female form in ברכת האילנות? [duplicate]

On Nissan we say ברכת האילנות on blossoming fruit trees. The nusach of the bracha is: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלֹקֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁלֹּא חִסֵּר בָּעוֹלָמוֹ כְּלוּם, וּבָרָא בּוֹ בְּרִיּוֹת ...
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How to repent for sins on "festive" days?

On certain days of the year, viduy may not be recited (month of nissan, hol hamoed, rosh hodesh, etc.). If one did make a sin on one of these days, how can he/she repent for the sin on that same day?
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Does a b'chor need to fast if he didn't partake in food from the siyum?

If a b'chor attended (or made) a siyum on taanis bechoros but did not partake of any food does he need to fast?
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Why isn't Shabat haGadol held on the 10th of Nissan?

Why is Shabat haGadol celebrated based on day of the week (Shabat) and not day of the month, if it happened on the 10th of Nissan? Most other days of commemoration in Judaism are celebrated by a day ...
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12 Nesi'im and 14 days before Pesach - what's read?

Some shuls have a custom to read a section corresponding to the gifts each tribal leader gave for the dedication of the Mishkan at the beginning of Nissan. There are 14 days before Pesach, and only ...
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Do the rules of "tircha detzibbur" apply to the reading of Nesi'im during the beginning of Nissan?

Some congregations have a minhag of reading a section from parshat Nasso at the beginning of the month of Nssan. The section read is related to the offerings that each tribal leader gave to the ...
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When to do "missing" Nissan "Kel Maleh"?

During the month of Nissan, "Kel Maleh" - the prayer for the dead - is not recited. When is it more appropriate for the gabbai to recite it for people who have yahrtzeits during Nissan? Should he ...
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Why the difference between Tishrei and Nissan for tachanun?

As mentioned elsewhere on this site, we don't say tachanun during the entire month of Nissan, because a majority of the month is spent "in kedusha," skipping tachanun -- therefore we omit tachanun for ...
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What is the unique energy of Tishrei that corresponds to Sukkot?

Ramchal and many others teach that every moed/festival/zman has a certain energy that it brings down with it, and every year we can access that particular force to serve Hashem in the relevant way. ...
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Nissan-appropriate jahrzeit observances

The jahrzeits of both of my grandfathers zq"l fall during Nissan and I am always unsure of how to commemorate them, as I lack an halachic obligation to do so. (Furthermore, my paternal grandfather was ...
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Restrictions of sefirah during Nisan?

It seems that, since mourning is prohibited during the month of Nisan, one could not observe the restrictions of sefirah until the end of Rosh Chodesh Iyar, since one is also not permitted to mourn on ...
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minhag of using beer motzai pesach

I know some people who use beer for havdalah motzai pesach. It seems from halacha that wine should always be used even during the 9 days. Is there a source for the custom to use beer for havdalah ...
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Egg matzah in early Nisan

This shabbos, my LOR announced that the shul was done being kashered for Pesach, and so kiddush would be pesadich. To fulfill the need for mezonot, he had brought in egg matzah, saying that egg matzah ...
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Can sefardim eat lafa before Pesach?

There is a custom(?) to abstain from eating matza 30 days before Passover so that the taste will be new. There are some sects of sefardic or teimani Jews who eat a type of matzah that is more akin to ...
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Minimum number of days in the first week of the Hebrew calendar?

Does the first week of Nissan have a minimum number of days? Or does it range from 1-7? If it does have a minimum (greater than 1 ..obviously), why?
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Eating faux-Matza Before Pesach

Mishna Berura 471:2:12 says there are those that do not eat Matza starting Rosh Chodesh Nissan. May one eat Matza that is Chometz?
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Timing of Birchas Illonos

From when until when are you allowed to make the bracha,and what is optimum?
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Tachnun in Nissan

Why is there no Tachnun said in the month of Nissan?
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