Nisan

March 26 – April 24


Readings for Nisan


Shabbats: Nisan 3 – Torah: VaYikra (“And He called”) Lev. 1:1-6:7 (5:26)

Haftarah: Isa. 43:21-44:23

B’rit Chadashah: Mark 11:1-12:44

Nisan 10 – Torah: Tsav (“Command!”) Lev. 6:8 (1)–8:36

Haftarah: Jer. 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23

B’rit Chadashah: Mark 13:1-37

Nisan 15 – Torah: Exo. 33:12-34:26, Num. 28:19-25

Haftarah: Eze. 36:37-37:14

B’rit Chadashah: 1 Cor. 5:6-8

Nisan 24 – Torah: Sh’mini (“Eighth”) Lev. 9:1-11:47

Haftarah: 2 Sam. 6:1–7:17

B’rit Chadashah: Mark 14:1-72

Feasts: Passover Nisan 15-21 Torah: Exo. 12:21-51, Num. 28:16-25

Haftarah: Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1,27, Book of song of Solomon

B’rit Chadashah: Luke 22:7-20

First Fruits Nisan 16 (Counting of the Omer begins) Torah: Lev. 23:10-14

Feast Days in Nisan


Rosh Chodesh (Head of the month) – Nisan 1 (March 26, 2020)

Passover Eve – Erev Pesach, Nisan 14 (April 8, 2020)

Passover/Unleavened Bread-Pesach/Matzot Nisan 15-21 (April 9-15, 2020)

Firstfruits – Bikkurim (Counting of the Omer begins) Nisan 16 (April 10, 2020)


More Info


This month is linked with the Hebrew letter Hei, which means wind, breath and praise. The constellation of the month is Aris – the Ram/lamb. The tribe of Judah is linked with the month of Nisan. The color/stone for the month is the Dark Red/Garnet and Sky Blue/Topaz. The feasts in the month are Passover, Unleavened Bread, Serfirat HaOmer.

This month was made the first month of the year after the Jewish people left Egypt. (Exodus 12:2) This month is the beginning of the Spring season. It is a month of redemption as Passover testifies to the redemption of the Jewsih people from slavery. This is a month to look for the first fruits of your harvest.

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