Monday, March 26, 2012

The Time for Miracles

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Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi brought this down during her shiur this week:

A faucet of miracles – at your seder

We’re at an amazing time – “a moment of affection”. The month of Nisan – the time of nissim, miracles. What does the Chatam Sofer say? There’s a difference between a ko’es, one who is angry, and a ka’asan, one who is by nature angry; the difference between a spender and a spendthrift. One’s momentary, the other existential. The same thing with a nes, a miracle. God split the Sea of Reeds, ים סוף , once, and that’s it – so what?... But Nisan – that’s the nature of the season. A gate of miracles opens up this week. The nature of the time is miracle after miracle, and all I ask, says God, is that הַרְחֶב פִּיךָ וַאֲמַלְאֵהוּ – open your mouth wide and let Me fill it1; שְׁאַל 1 Psalms 81:11 מִמֶּנִּי – וְאֶתְּנָה – Ask of Me and I shall give  [Psalms] All I want from you is for you to ask. That’s it.

At the beginning of Nisan the angels overseeing your fortune changed their shifts. If you’ve felt stuck, locked in, closed – God called for a shift change, and now you have new angels supervising your fortune, your constellation. What’s a constellation? A mazal – from the word nozel, meaning to flow. They cause a flow of changed fortunes. I so much want to give you all hope, because if you don’t believe it you’ll never see the miracles. So we must pray, because salvation is getting closer. We must have faith to receive the miracles. 

And Rabbi Arush’s thoughts on Rosh Chodesh Nissan.  This is a word for word translation:

We must prepare ourselves for a really important time. The month of Nissan. Rebbe Nachman writes that there are two months of teshuva – Tishrei and Nissan. In Tishrei we do teshuva because we are afraid – but in Nissan, we do teshuva because we love Hashem. All of that month, all of those days, are Yamim Tovim. They are festive days. The first twelve days, are days that there were sacrifices of the princes of Israel, 13th is isru chag for the Nissim, 14th is the sacrifice of Pesach, then 7 days of Pesach, then Isru Chag – one month of holidays!

This month it’s going to be a new beginning for the rest of the year. It’s the month of the Geula. Rabbi Nachman of Breselv writes in Likutei Moharan that this is the first day of the year for the kings. On this day Hashem is deciding all of the kings that are going to be. So there is an aspect that Rosh Chodesh Nissan is more important than even the first day of Rosh Hashanah in Chodesh Tishrei! On Rosh Hashanah Hashem judges us all individually. Each and every one, He is judging Him on his actions. But on Rosh Chodesh Nissan Hashem is judging generally – all of the world itself. Who is going to be the kings and so on. On Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Hashem is going to decide when Moshiach is going to come. There is not for no reason that our Rabbis say that Moshiach will come in Nissan. It’s because on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Hashem is going to decide if the king is going to be Moshiach, so he’s going to come in Nissan. This is why everyone has to realize how important these days are and put in the effort, and especially on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, to pray that Hashem is going to put His kingdom on top, that He is going to be the King, and if you Hashem are not going to bring the Moshiach this year, please appoint good kings that it’s going to be good for us.

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