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Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan (נִיסָן)
📁 Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan (נִיסָן)

This is an archive of prayers and songs written for, or relevant to, Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan, the first month in the Jewish calendar.

In the Northern Hemisphere of planet Earth, Nisan marks the beginning of the Spring season, the end of the wet season and the onset of the “dry” season. Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan also coincides with Rosh Hashanah la’Melakhim, the New Year’s Day for Sovereigns (Kings & Queens) — marking the beginning of the year of many historic secular calendars including the Jewish calendar.

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For prayers composed for Rosh Hashanah la’Melakhim, visit here.

For prayers composed for the Dry Season (spring & summer), visit here.

For prayers composed for Rosh Ḥodesh in general, visit here.

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Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

בִּרְכַּת הָאִילָנוֹת | The Blessing of Flowering Fruit Trees in the Spring Season in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

תְּחִנָה לְשַׁבָּת מְבָרְכִים רֹאשׁ חוֺדֶשׁ נִיסָן | Tkhine for Shabbat Mevorkhim Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan (1877)

Meditation on the Works of God, by Grace Aguilar (ca. 1830s)

תפילה הנשיא | Yehi Ratson for the first twelve days of the month of Nisan, by Rabbi Yosef Yaakov Sabatka of Dubno (ca. late 17th c.)