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Chapter 107:1
The Month of Nissan

1. Neither "Tachanun" (1) nor "Tziduk HaDin" (2) is recited throughout the entire month of Nissan (3). Similarly, "Tzidkos'cho Tzedek" is not recited in the afternoon service on Shabbos. Every day, from Rosh Chodesh Nissan onward, it is customary to read the paragraph in the Torah [Numbers, Chapter 7,] which corresponds to the prince ("nasi") of the tribe who had brought his offerings on that particular day of Nissan (4). On the thirteenth of Nissan, it is customary to read the beginning of the portion "Beha'aloscho" until the verse, "So he made the menorah," for this corresponds to the tribe of Levi.

FOOTNOTES:

(1) "Tachanun" is comprised of prayers of supplication, and is recited after the "Amidah" during the morning and afternoon service.

(2) A prayer recited at the cemetery during a funeral. .

(3) The month of Nissan is considered a time of joy because it is the month during which the Israelite nation was liberated from slavery in Egypt. It is also the month during which the "Mishkan" (the portable "temple" used while the Jews were travelling through the desert) was first erected and dedicated. "Tachanun" and "Tziduk HaDin" are not recited at times of joy (See Aruch HaShulchan 429:1-3)

(4) The "Mishkan" (see previous note) was erected on the first of Nissan, and on each of the first 12 days of Nissan during that year, a prince of a different tribe brought his offerings as part of the dedication of the Altar.

 

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