Rosh Chodesh Nisan begins on Motza’ei Shabbos. Another name for the month of Nisan is “Chodesh HaAviv” – the month of Spring. The word Aviv can be separated into two words, Av Yud-Beis: the father of all twelve [months]. The month of Nisan is the first month because of its great significance. It reminds us about our miraculous departure from Egypt, which was a clear demonstration of the oneness of G-d and His dominion. Pharaoh worshipped the kid [lamb] and relied on it for his success, counting on the protection of the month of Nisan, which has the astrological sign of the kid. Instead, he was defeated during this month by the Jewish people who offered the Paschal Lamb, using a kid, illustrating that it is Hashem who is the Master of heaven and earth. It is He who controls all, and Whose divine providence shapes our lives. No other entity possesses such all-encompassing power. (Aruch HaShulchan, Orach Chayim 429:1-2)

Chodesh Nisan is a month of redemption. “Rabbi Yehoshua said, ‘In Nisan, the world was created. In Nisan, the Patriarchs were born. In Nisan, the Patriarchs passed on. On Pesach, Yitzchak was born… In Nisan they [i.e., the Jewish people] were redeemed, and in Nisan they will be redeemed again in the future.” (Tractate Rosh HaShanah 11a)

Our sages taught, “Future redemption, which will burst forth and emerge from the darkest of circumstances, during a period in which every heart will tremble, saying, ‘All hope has been lost.’ Behold, at that very moment, the glory of Hashem will shine upon you. When will this happen? In the month of Nisan, which G-d has designated for redemption for all generations. All darkness and suffering that occurs to the Jewish people during this month, it is definitely nothing more than the beginning of the sprouting of our redemption…” (Sefer HaTodaah, Chapter 18)

List of People Who Need
a R’fuah Sh’leimah

(a complete recovery)

Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.

Rachamim ben Sa’eda Mazal

Alter Shmuel ben Chavah Leah

Chaim Avraham ben Shifrah Zisel

Chaim ben Malkah

Yehudah Yudel ben Miriam Gittel

Rav Shmuel Zalman ben Chanah

Yerachmiel Daniel ben Tovah Basha

Rafael Moshe Yehudah ben Feiga Necha

Chaim Meir Binyamin ben Chanah Sarah

Pinchas ben Feiga Dinah

David Yisrael ben Rivkah

Tzvi ben Miriam Rachel

Yitzchak Mordechai ben Rose Nizha

Refael Avraham ben Ivonne

Moshe ben Chasyah Hadassah

Meshulam David ben Alta Hendel

Yisachar Dov ben Chayah Brachah

Yosef ben Basyah

Yeshayahu Yosef ben Zari

Nisan ben Shoshanah

Chaim Sasson ben Margalit

Tzvi ben Miriam Rachel

Yosef Ala ben Samara

Alfred ben Paulina

Yehudah Avraham ben Sarah

Aharon ben Chanina Yifrach

Boris Baruch ben Frecha Frida


Chayah Sarah Brachah bas Miriam Shifrah

Ruchamah Perel Malkah Leah bas Chanah Serel

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Shirah bas Devorah Leah

Adinah Aidel bas Sheina Mindel

Tinokes bas Adinah Aidel

Malkah bas Allegre

Yehudis bas Rivkah

Ruchamah Rinah Basyah bas Shifrah Rus

Tehilah Hadassah bas Elanah

Mazal bas Malkah

Malkah bas Nechamah

Miriam bas Rachel

Tziporah Stellah bas Shirin

Miriam bas Rachel

Tziporah Yeta bas Yehudis

Rachel bas Hindah Raizel

Efrat Tehilah bas Nina

Tinokes bas Efrat Tehilah

Hadas bas Ora

Mazal bas Malkah

Orana bas Suzana

Yael bas Ruth

Gittel bas Sarah

Tovah Yocheved bas Esther Bukas

Angela Esther bas Purim

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