The first mention of the name Nisan is in Megilas Esther when Haman draws lots to decide which day of the year he will kill the Yehudim. This event, says the Megila, took place in the month of Nisan. The Bnei Yisaschar says the name Nisan is for “Nisim” miracles. It is a month of open miracles where Hashem turned the natural world on its head to rescue His beloved nation. The Torah tells us this special time was planned from the creation of the world and will always be a time of miracles and redemption for Am Yisroel for all generations. “Leil Shimurim Hu LaShem… Shimurim L’Chol Bnei Yisroel L’Dorosum”
The word Nes is made of the letters “Nun” and “Samech”. The gemara tells us (Brachos 4b) that although in “Ashrei” each pasuk starts with the next consecutive letter of the Aleph Bais, the pasuk beginning with Nun is omitted. This is because a pasuk with “Nun” speaks of the downfall of Klal Yisroel. “Nafla Lo Sosif Kum Besulas Yisroel”. Even though Dovid left out the Nun he still lifted it up again with Ruach HaKodesh, as the pasuk after the missing Nun starts with the letter Samech and says, “Someich Hashem L’Chol HaNoflim”; Hashem supports all those who have fallen.
This, says the Bnei Yisaschar, is the significance of the word and month “Nisan”. It is the month that Hashem lifts up his downtrodden nation, both in the time Galus Mitzrayim and also in the day of Moshiach Sheyavo Bimheira Biyameinu.
Let us hope that the month of Nisan is a month of miracles. May Jonathan Pollard be freed in time for Pesach.
Daniel Pinner calls upon readers of INN to Join a Pollard Pesach Initiative and write letters to him.
Although a young boy has been crtically wounded in the attack on a school bus yesterday, a miracle occurred that the driver had let off many children at the previous stop and there was only one boy on the bus at the time.
Please pray for Daniel Aryeh ben Tamar, who was seriously wounded in the attack.
Read a moving article in Hebrew about him.
And what kind of miracle will it take for President Obama to produce his long form birth certificate?
The state appeals court affirmed this morning the denial of a request to inspect and review President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
In a 3-0 vote, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals upheld a 2009 ruling by then-state Circuit Judge Eden Elizabeth Hifo, who dismissed the lawsuit by a man identified as “Dr. Robert V. Justice,” who represented himself.