Chodesh Tov! Welcoming the Month of Nissan
Women of Holy Blossom invites you to our Rosh Chodesh Service to welcome the month of Nissan next Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at 7:30 am. The service continues to be online and the link can be found below.
Please join us for breakfast after the service and stay to reconnect, after a long time of confinement it is actually refreshing to see friends again in person. I personally find it stimulating and rewarding. I hope you can join in.
Here is some information about the month of Nissan:
Zodiac sign: Aries, Attribute of the month: Speech, Letter: ה
The month of Nissan is referred to as Chodesh ha-aviv (month of spring). It is considered the first month of the Jewish calendar, and the spiritual Roshashana, (Tishrei, is considered the first month of the physical world). It is in spring when nature and every living soul wake up from hibernation, a month of renewal and hope. It is the month of double miracles as Nisan has two Nuns ( נ for Nes) and these are the miracles that G/d did to redeem us from slavery in Egypt. The limb of the month is the “right foot” because we have to make a quantum leap with the right foot, to start a transformation for 49 days from Pesach to Shavuot.
The spiritual birthday of the world is in Nissan, Head of the Months, [ניסן]/Nissan in the Gematria equals two times [פה]/mouth [(50+10+60+50)=170 = Nissan; 80+5= [פה] Peh ([פה] x 2 = 85×2 =170)
The connection to the letter is to “speech”, as we are to re-tell the story of the exodus from Egypt through the Haggadah. We celebrate the eight-day holiday from the 15 to the 22nd of Nissan (April 5-13) and following the rituals we experience true spiritual freedom when after 210 years of being slaves G/d took us out of Egypt and we became superhuman and appreciated the power of nature reaching the zenith in the spring.
It is through Pesach that we became a nation of priests (Am-Kohanim) and we became subjects of our King, G/d. Yehuda is the tribe of the month of Nissan as he is the King of the 12 tribes. The permutation of this month is the four letters of G/d in the proper position יהוה because it is the first month of the year and this permutation can be found in the book Psalms 96:11 “יִשְׂמְחוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְתָגֵל הָאָרֶץ,” “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.”
This verse reveals the energy of the month that brings joy and happiness in heaven and on earth. In the interest of Rosh Chodesh, each month is a new beginning, each month brings new energy and we are revitalized. Chodesh in Gematria equals 312 and the word G/d יהוה equals (10+5+6+5) 26 if we multiply 26 by 12 months of the year it equals 312.
During the month of Nissan, we must rejoice together, Heaven and Earth, the spiritual from G/d and the physical from Man and it reflects it in our wishes for each other “chag Pesach kasher vesame’ach” Kosher for the sake of heaven, and sameach for our sake.
We must step into this month with the ‘Right’ foot, some believe, we should be positive and act with Chessed during the first 12 days of the month and beyond as we then ‘plant’ positive roots for the entire year and renewal of
our lives. Ken Yehi Ratzon!
I wish you all a Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach.
Teresa Quiroz, on behalf of Women of Holy Blossom
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