The Special Month of Nissan

The month of Nissan, which includes the festival of Passover, is the first month in the Hebrew calendar (Exodus 12:2).

When the Tabernacle was inaugurated at Sinai, the 12 princes brought dedication offerings in the first 12 days of Nissan. (See the Book of Numbers, chapter 7.) Each tribe of Israel celebrated on the day of Nissan on which the prince of their tribe brought his offering.

Rabbi Nachman Simon describes the happy nature of the month of Nissan in this short audio lesson. Because the majority of the days of Nissan are celebrated, the entire month is celebrated in the daily Jewish liturgy.