Monday, March 13, 2017

The Reason We Don't Say Tachanun During Nissan

The Reason We Don't Say Tachanun During Nissan
Day: Monday
Date: March 13, 2017
Parshat: Ki Tisa
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 429

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During the entire month of Nisan we do not say viduy or tachanun because the entire month is, and will eternally be, a happy month. On the first of Nisan the Mishkan was set up. For the next twelve days 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. The fourteenth of Nisan is Erev Pesah, and then there are seven (eight outside of Eretz Yisrael) days of Pesah and the day after is a semi holiday as well. This brings us to the 22nd of Nisan. Additionally, we have a tradition that Moshiach will come on Pesah. However, we do not mix celebrations, and therefore the Bet Hamikdash will be built after Pesah and it will be followed by a seven day inauguration. Thus, the entire month of Nisan is a month of happiness and celebration and therefore we do not say viduy or tachanun on any day of it.

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