A Gut Chodesh Nissan from AsktheRav.com!
The dedicated team of Rabbonim at AskTheRav would like to wish you a Gut Chodesh Nissan – a month of Geulah!
“בניסן נגאלו ובניסן עתידין להיגאל”
Rosh Chodesh always brings in an influx of related questions. Some might not even be aware of many of the Rosh Chodesh laws and customs. Therefore, our staff of Rabbonim has graciously compiled some Rosh Chodesh snippets for your convenience.
If you require any additional clarification or if you have a different question to ask, please submit your question here.
Wishing you a wonderful new month,
- Ya’ale Ve’Yavo: Reminder to say Ya’ale Ve’Yavo in Davening and Benching. What if I forget – do I repeat Shemoneh Esrei?
- Hallel: Read about the importance of reciting Hallel with a Minyan and whether you should say the Bracha for Hallel or just listen in to the Chazzan’s Bracha? (In the current situation: a Yachid says Hallel with a Bracha – Hayom Yom 1 Teves).
- Tachnun: Tachnun is not recited on Rosh Chodesh, and neither during the Mincha preceding it. What about by Krias Shme Al Hamita on Motzei Rosh Chodesh? (Not applicable on Motzoei RC Nissan – for Tachnun isn’t recited the entire Chodesh Nissan).
- Cutting Nails: We do not cut our nails on Rosh Chodesh. What if my nails are long? What if Rosh Chodesh is on Friday?
- Haircuts: We do not take haircuts on Rosh Chodesh. What If a Boy’s third birthday (Upshernish) is on Rosh Chodesh?
- Melacha: Women have the custom of refraining from work on Rosh Chodesh. What type of work does this include?
- Beis HaChaim: It is customary not to go to a cemetery on Rosh Chodesh. What about going to the Ohel?
- Rosh Chodesh Seudah: One should celebrate Rosh Chodesh with a special Seudah, adding at least one special dish. It is appropriate to wash on bread at this meal, although not an obligation. The Rebbe also encouraged people to Farbreng on Rosh Chodesh.
- Tehillim Study: Reminder to learn your Tehillim (as well as the Rebbe’s Kapitel). Read about it here.