Nisan

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This article is about the Hebrew calendar month. For the Gregorian calendar month Nisan in Turkey, see April. For the character from Manchu folklore, see Tale of the Nisan Shaman. For the Japanese automaker, see Nissan Motor Company.
Adar       Nisan (נִיסָן)       Iyar
Tu Bishvat

Passover, the Festival of the Unleavened Bread,
begins on the 15th of Nisan and commemorates
the Jews' liberation from Egyptian slavery.
Month Number:1
Number of Days:30
Season:spring
Gregorian Equivalent:March–April

Nisan (or Nissan) (Hebrew: נִיסָן‎, Standard Nisan Tiberian Nîsān) on the Assyrian calendar is the first month and on the Hebrew calendar is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month (eighth, in leap year) of the civil year. The name of the month is Babylonian; in the Torah it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to the month in which barley was ripe. Assyrians refer to the month as the "month of happiness." It is a spring month of 30 days. Nisan usually falls in March–April on the Gregorian calendar. In the Book of Esther in the Tanakh it is referred to as Nisan.

Holidays and observances[edit]

In Jewish history[edit]

1 Nisan – (3761 BCE) – Creation of the Universe (according to some opinions)

1 Nisan – (2100–1800 BC approx) – Patriarchs died

1 Nisan – (1456 BC) – First mitzvah; "Head of Months"

1 Nisan – (1455 BC) – Mishkan inaugurated

1 Nisan – (1455 BC) – Death of Nadav and Avihu

1 Nisan – (1772) - Birth of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

1 Nisan – (1892) – Death of Rabbi Elimelech Szapira of Grodzhisk

2 Nisan – (1920) – Death of the Rashab

3 Nisan – (1492) – Expulsion of Spanish Jews

7 Nisan – (1416 BC) – Spies in Jericho

10 Nisan – (1417 BC) – Miriam's Death

10 Nisan – (1416 BC) – Israelites cross Jordan

11 Nisan – (1270) – Death of Nachmanides

13 Nisan – (474 BC) – Haman's decree

13 Nisan – (1575) – Death of Rabbi Joseph Caro

13 Nisan – (1866) – Death of Tzemach Tzedek

14 Nisan – (1135) – Maimonides born

15 Nisan – (1713 BCE) – Isaac born

15 Nisan – (1456 BC) – The Exodus

16 Nisan – (1273 BCE) – Manna ends

16 Nisan – (474 BC) – Esther appears before Achashverosh

17 Nisan – (24th Century BC) – Noah's Ark came to rest on mountains of Ararat

17 Nisan – (474 BC) – Haman Hanged

26 Nisan – (1386 BC) – Death of Joshua

27 Nisan – (1943) – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

28 Nisan – (1415 BC) – Conquest of Jericho

29 Nisan – (1620) – Death of Rabbi Chaim Vital


Other uses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ou.org/judaism-101/bh-yom-yom/nissan/
  2. ^ "Bamberg". Jewish Encyclopedia. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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