Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Why We Don't Say Tachanun During Nisan

Why We Don't Say Tachanun During Nisan
Day: Monday
Date: March 18, 2014
Parshat: Shmini, Para
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 429

During the entire month of Nisan we do not say viduy or  tachanun because the entire month was, is, and will eternally be a happy month. On the first of Nisan the Mishkan was set up. For the next twelve days of the month the Nesi'im brought their sacrifices as part of the inauguration of the mizbeiach, one Nasi per day. The day that each Nasi brought his sacrifice was considered a holiday for him. The thirteenth day was the day after they all finished and was semi holiday as well. Fourteen Nisan is Erev Pesah, and then there are seven (eight outside of Eretz Yisrael) days of Pesah and the day after which is a semi holiday. This brings us to the 22nd of Nisan. We have a tradition that Moshiach will come on Pesah. However, we do not mix celebrations, therefore the Bet Hamikdash will be built after Pesah and it will be followed by a seven day inauguration. Thus, we see that entire month of Nisan is a month of happiness and celebration and therefore we do not say viduy or tachanun during it.

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