Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Reason we do not say Tahanum during Nissan

The Reason we do not say Tahanum during Nissan
Day: Sunday
Date: March 8, 2015
Parshat: Vayakhel - Pikudei
Yalkut Yosef: 429

During the entire month of Nissan we do not say nefilat apayim, viduy or tahanun since the whole month is filled with celebrations. The celebrations are:
On the first day of Nissan the Mishkan was erected and from that day on each Nasi brought his offering, one Nasi per day, and made that day into a holiday. The following day, the thirteenth of Nissan, was their Isru Hag. The fourteenth of Nissan is Erev Pesah which is followed by Pesach. The Gemara teaches us that the Bet Hamikdash, may it be rebuilt soon, will be rebuilt during Pesah. Since we do not combine celebrations, the celebration for the Bet Hamikdash will be held for seven days after Pesah which completes the rest of the month of celebrations. Therefore, since the entire month is completely full of holidays we do not say tahanun on any day.
During Nissan we do not say the mizmorim: Ya'ancha HaShem Beyom Tzara, and Tefilla Ledavid since these are days of rejoicing. Our custom is to say Mizmor Letoda as usual during Shacharit during the month of Nissan. However, we do not say Tzikatecha during Mincha on Shabbat.

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