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NISSAN 5777 (March 27 - April 26, 2017)








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Permutation of theName





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keter to chochma


"In Nissan they were redeemed, in Nissan they will be redeemed"


5 Nissan (March 31-April 1) - Shabbat Vayikra, Torah Reading: Lev. 1:1-5:26; Haftorah: Isaiah 43:21-28, 44:1-23

11 Nissan (April 7) Birthday of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe (1902-94).

12 Nissan (April 7-8) Shabbat Tzav, Shabbat HaGadol, Torah Reading: Lev. 6:1-8:36; Haftorah: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9; 22, 23. In the afternoon, hear the Rabbi's special talk and read
the Haggada from "Avadim hayinu" (We were slaves") until "asher nisba l'avoteinu" ("which He swore to our Fathers")

13 Nissan (April 9) Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Caro, (1488-1575) the author of "the Shulchan Aruch", the Code of Jewish Law, and the Tzemach Tzedek, (1789-1866) the third Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Bedikat (search for) Chametz at night by candle

14 Nissan (April 10) Day Time: Erev Pesach - Birthday of Maimonides and the Maharal.
Burn the chametz before five hours after sunrise (ask your local rabbi for exact times and details)

14 Nissan Evening:
Seder Night. This year the Seder will take place on Monday evening, April 10th [plus Tuesday evening, April 11th outside of Israel]. Be sure to eat a big piece of matzah (½ a handmade round one or all of a square machine one) within a short time after saying the blessings (if you don't talk until you finish eating your matzah, the times shouldn't be a problem). The same requirements apply for the afikomen matzah at the end of the meal too. Each of the four cups of wine should also be drunk quickly, in a few successive swallows. If the required four cups is too much, you can dilute your kosher-for-Passover wine with some kosher-for-Passover grape juice. It is preferable to have a percentage of wine in all the cups than to have some cups all juice and some all wine.

15 Nissan (April 11) First Day of Passover. Torah Reading: (Ex. 12:21-51, Haftorah: Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27); Morning Prayer: Last time to mention Geshem (rain) in the Amidah; change at Musaf to Tal (Dew). Tuesday nite: beginning of the counting of the Omer.

16 Nissan (April 11-12) Second day of Passover outside of Israel

16-20 Nissan (April 12-16) Chol HaMoed --"Intermediate" Days of Passover

21 Nissan (Sunday nite April 16-Monday April 17) Seventh (and in Israel last) Day of Passover. Torah reading: Ex.13:17-15:26; Haftora: ** Samuel 22:1-51.
Mashiach Seuda: A chassidic custom for one more matzah-munching meal in the final hours of Passover instituted by the Ba'al Shem Tov himself. Add four more cups of wine to do it Chabad-style.

22 Nissan (Apr.17-18) Outside of Israel, eight and last day of Passover. Torah Reading: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17; Haftora: Isaiah 10:32-12:6

26 Nissan (April 21-22) Shabbat Shmini; Torah Reading: Lev. 9:1-11:47; Haftara: Samuel II 6:1-7:17; Pirkei Avot (after Mincha) Chapter 1.

30 Nissan (April 22) First day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar.
Yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim Vital and Tsfat Liberation Day

Ascent Seminars and Shabbatons



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