Rosh Chodesh Nissan for the year תשעז is on the evening of March 27 2017 until the sunset of March 28 2017. The actions you do on this 1st day of Nissan 5777 will impact either positively or negatively the month of Nissan in the year 5778.

The day the action should be made is the First Day of Nissan in the year 5777 - תשעז . This date is the evening of ֛March 27 2017 to sundown on March 28 2017.


According to the teachings of the ARI (Rabbi Isaac Luria may he forever be a light unto the world) one should follow the steps below. The more one learns about the following:

1) The permutation of the names of God associated with the month of Nissan;

2) The letters that created the month of Nissan and the constellation associated with the Tribe of Yehudah which is the Taleh טלה (Lamb or Ram);

3) The correlation of items from the Sefer Yetzirah;

4) The Torah Verses that describe the initial offering of the Nasi of the Tribe of Yehudah;

5) The character traits described by the name of that Nasi which for Yehudah is Nachshon Ben Aminadav, as well as the character traits described by the permutation of the name of the Tribe;

6) and The consciousness behind the giving of each of articles of the offering described by the Torah Verses,

the stronger will be one's connection to the tools of Kabbalah that will give a person control over the month of the year that is being developed on Rosh Chodesh Nissan which is control over the month of Nissan.

If you have not read the introduction to the ritual, please do so now by clicking the link below!

  • Introduction to the Minhag and Ritual for the Month of Nissan

  • Today, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, is the Birthdate of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

    The Name Nachman נחמן has a gematria of 148 which is the same gematria as Pesach פסח By studying some writing or making another connection to Rabbi Nachman we are able to utilize Rabbi Nachman's Light to help us elevate ourselves in preparation for Pesach over the next 14 days. Below are a few quotes from the writings of Rabbi Nachman.

    It is recommended in the Kabbalah and by Rabbi Nachman to follow the Nissan Minhag. Click on the link above or below that is called "Ritual for the First Days of Nissan

    Always wear a smile. The Gift of Life will then always be yours to give.

    It is a great Mitzvah to always be happy.

    אם אתה מאמין שיכולים לקלקל, תאמין שיכולים לתקן

    Transliteration:Im ata ma'amin sh'ykholim lekalkel, ta'amin sh'yecholim letaken.

    If you believe breaking is possible, believe/(know) fixing is possible.

    כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאוד, והעיקר - לא לפחד כלל.

    Transliteration: Kol ha'olam kulo gesher tzar me'od, v'ha'ikar lo lefahed klal.

    All the world is a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not to fear at all.

    'זכור תמיד: השמחה איננה עניין שולי במסעך הרוחני - היא חיונית

    Transliteration: Z'khor tamid: ha'simha einena 'inyan shuli b'masa'akh ha'ruhani - hi hyunit.

    Always remember: happiness is not a side matter in your spiritual journey - it is essential.

    'היום אתה חש מרומם. אל תיתן לימות האתמול והמחר להשפיל את רוחך

    Transliteration: Hayom ata hash m'romam. Al titen l'ymot ha'etmol v'hamahar lehashpil at ruhekha.

    Today you feel uplifted. Do not let yesterday and tomorrow bring you down.

    Steps to follow

    It is best to do the saying or scanning of this information during the morning hours since morning has the energy of Mercy within it.

    1. The permutation of the Tetragrammaton.There are 4 letters in the Tetragrammaton which would normally form 24 permutations, but there are 2 letters which are the same which makes only 12 permutations. One for each month. Scan these Names of God from Right to Left. These are the permutations for the month of Nissan:

    יהוה אהיה

    2. The Ana Bekoach is composed of the 42 letter name of God used during the creation of the physical world. As such it has the essence of creation with in it. This also includes the essence of the Science of Hebrew Astrology. Please Say/Sing the Ana Bekoach; Stop at the third Verse and Scan these Letters and Names from Right to Left.

    ה ד

    Dalet created the Planet Mars מאדים and the Hey created the Astrological sign of Taleh (Ram or Lamb) טלה

    3. Various relationships are described in the Sefer Yetzirah. These relationships help create unity within the physical world by meditating upon the relationships.Take note of the following: Nissan is the first of the Hebrew Months; Nissan has the word Nes which means miracle with in it, therefore Nissan is a month of Miracles; Tribe = Judah; Sense = speech; Controller = Right Foot;

    4. The donation of each Tribe Leader (called a Nasi.) is the same at the dedication of the Mishkan in the desert. By making connection to the reading from the Torah of each donation by each Nasi each day during Nissan, we can take control of the Astrological effect associated with that Tribe. Read or Scan the Hebrew right to left; The smaller letters are the transliteration of the Hebrew; and the regular letters are the English Translation of Bamidbar Numbers Chapter 7 Verses 1 to 17.


    Verse 1

    ֑ויהי ביום כלות משה להקים את-המשכן וימשח אתו ויקדש אתו ואת-כל- כליו ואת-המזבח ואת-כל-כליו וימשחם ויקדש אתם

    Vayihi BeYom Calot Moshe Lhakim et Hameshcan Vayemshach oto Vayekadesh oto Vet Kol Calev Vet HaMezbayach Vet Kol Calev Vayimshachaim Vayekadesh otam

    And it came to pass on the day that Moses had made an end of setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, and all the furniture thereof, and the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them and sanctified them;


    Verse 2

    ויקריבו נשיאי ישראל ראשי בית אבתם הם נשיאי המטת הם העמדים על- הפקדים

    Vayikrivo NeSiai Yisrael RaShi Bait Avotam Haim Nasia Hamatot haim Haadim al Hapkudim

    Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When either man or woman shall clearly utter a vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to consecrate himself unto the LORD,


    Verse 3

    ויביאו את-קרבנם לפני יהוה שש-עגלת צב ושני עשר בקר עגלה על-שני הנשאים ושור לאחד ויקריבו אותם לפני המשכןם

    Vayavohu Et Karbanam Kephnai HaShem Shesh Aglot Tzav Oshnai ASar Bakar Aglot Al Shenai Hansheim VeShor LeEchad Vayravo Otam Lefnai Hamishkan

    And they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen: a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox; and they presented them before the tabernacle.

    Verse 4

    ויאמר יהוה אל-משה לאמר

    Vayomer HaShem El Moshe Lamore

    And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:


    Verse 5

    קח מאתם והיו לעבד את-עבדת אהל מועד ונתתה אותם אל-הלוים איש כפי עבדתו

    Kach Maehtam Vahiyu laavad et ehvadat ohel moed vanattah otam el haloyam eesh caphi evedto

    'Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the tent of meeting; and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service.'

    Verse 6

    ויקח משה את-העגלת ואת-הבקר ויתן אותם אל-הלוים

    Vayikach Moshe Et HaAglat VeEt Habakar Vayeten otam el Haloyam

    And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites.

    Verse 7

    את שתי העגלות ואת ארבעת הבקר נתן לבני גרשון כפי עבדתם

    Et Shetai HaEglot VeEt ArbaAt HaBakar Notain LeBenai Gershon CeFi Evedtam

    Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service.

    Verse 8

    ואת ארבע העגלת ואת שמנת הבקר נתן לבני מררי כפי עבדתם ביד איתמר בן-אהרן הכהן

    VeEt Arbah HaEglot VeEt Shemanit HaBakar Notain LeBenai Merri Cafi Evedtam Be:Yad Ittamar Ben Aahron HaCohen

    And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

    Verse 9

    ולבני קהת לא נתן כי-עבדת הקדש עלהם בכתף ישאו

    Velebenai Kohath Lo Notain Ki Evedat HaKodesh Alhem Bacataf Yishoo

    But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none, because the service of the holy things belonged unto them: they bore them upon their shoulders.

    Verse 10

    ויקריבו הנשאים את חנכת המזבח ביום המשח אתו ויקריבו הנשיאם את- קרבנם לפני המזבח

    Vayikrevoo Hanashiim Et CHanukat Hamizbeach Vayom Hamishach Eto Va;yikrevoo Hanashiim Et Karvonam Lefnai HaMizbeach

    And the princes brought the dedication-offering of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes brought their offering before the altar.

    Verse 11

    ויאמר יהוה אל-משה נשיא אחד ליום נשיא אחד ליום יקריבו את- קרבנם לחנכת המזבח

    Vayomer HaShem El MOshe Nasi Echad Leyom Nasi Echad leyom Yakrayvoo Et Karvanam LeChanukat Hamizbeach

    And the LORD said unto Moses: 'They shall present their offering each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar.'

    Verse 12

    ויהי המקריב ביום הראשון את-קרבנו נחשון בן-עמינדב למטה יהודה

    Vayihi Hamakriv Bayom Harishon Et Karvano Nachshon Ben Aminadav Lematay Yehudah

    And he that presented his offering the first day was Nachshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah;

    Verse 13

    וקרבנו קערת-כסף אחת שלשים ומאה משקלה מזרק אחד כסף שבעים שקל בשקל הקדש שניהם מלאים סלת בלולה בשמן למנחה

    Vekarbeno Kaarat kesef echat sheloshim Oo mayah Mishkalah Mizrack Echad kesef Shevim shekel beshekel hakodesh shenahem melaeem solet belulah vashemen LeMincha

    and his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

    Verse 14

    כף אחת עשרה זהב מלאה קטרת

    Caf Echat AhsarahZahav Melayah ketoret

    one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

    Verse 15

    פר אחד בן-בקר איל אחד כבש-אחד בן-שנתו לעלה

    Par Echad Ben Bakar Ehyil Echad Kavash Echad Ben Shenato LeOlah

    one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

    Verse 16

    שעיר-עזים אחד לחטאת

    Seir Ezim Echad LeChataat

    one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

    Verse 17

    ולזבח השלמים בקר שנים אילם חמשה עתודים חמשה כבשים בני-שנה חמשה זה קרבן נחשון בן-עמינדב

    Oolzevach Hashlamim Bakar Shenaim alim Chamesha Ahtudim Chamesha Kevasim Benai Shanah Chamesha Zeh Karban Nachshon Ben Amenadav

    and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Nachshon the son of Amminadab.

    After reading the Torah Verses it is good to say the following:

    May it be your will HaShem (say Adonai) that if i am or i have sparks of souls that are a member of the Tribe of Yehudah, the Torah section of the Nasi I have recited today, then may all of the holy sparks and all the holy lights which are contained in this tribe shine upon me to fulfill me in order for me to assist in the cleansing of this physical world so that you HaShem will find it worthy of your presence.

    5. The name of each Tribe gives hints to the character traits of the Astrological sign associated with that Tribe. Also, the name of each Nasi gives additional insights into the character traits of the tribe and the Astrological Names.

    Our Sages teach that not all of these names are positive traits. This indicates traits that need to be worked upon to transform the person (ourselves) into a higher state of consciousness. The more one learns about the names associated with the Astrological Signs the more one can learn about his own correction!

    The Tribe for This day of Nissan is Yehudah

    The Nasi for Nissan is Nachshon Ben Aminadav

    Each name including the full name has Verses from the Tanach that speak to the person about their correction and also character and personality traits. Here are the verses for Nachshon Ben Aminadav from the Tanach

    6. Each Nasi brought the same contribution for his sacrifice in honor of the dedication of the Mishkan. There is a custom and teaching about Torah. There is no extra letter in the Torah. So why does the Torah list the exact same contribution from each Nasi? It would be less letters to say it once only! The reason is that there is an important spiritual law about consciousness that can be learned from the following matrix. This matrix will also help one make a better connection to the control of the Astrological Signs To see the contribution read verse 13 to 17 above.

    Here is some study about Nachshon Ben Aminadav from the Tribe of Yehuda that comes from one of my fellow students of Kabbalah Rachmiel Chaim Drizin.

    The Zohar in Parasha Vayechi Section 66 Verses 652-654 describes the relationships of the Tribes. Here are the Verses from the Sulam Commentary by Rabbi Yehudah Ashlag:

    Pasook 652. of the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Vayechi

    פְּתַח ר' אַבָּא וַאֲמַר, וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת הַיָּם מוּצָק וגו'. וּכְתִיב עוֹמֵד עַל שְׁנֵי עָשָׂר בָּקָר שְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים צָפוֹנָה וּשְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים יָמָּה וּשְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים נֶגְבָּה וגו' וְהַיָּם עֲלֵיהֶם מִלְּמַעְלָה וגו'. וּכְתִיב וְאֶת הַבָּקָר שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר תַּחַת הַיָּם. עוֹמֵד עַל שְׁנֵי עָשָׂר בָּקָר, הָכֵי הוּא וַדַּאי, דְּדָא יָם מִתַּקְנָא בְּי"ב בִּתְרֵין עָלְמִין, בִּתְרֵיסַר לְעֵילָא רְתִיכִין מְמַנָּן, לְעֵילָא בִּתְרֵיסַר, לְתַתָּא תְּרֵיסַר שִׁבְטִין. כֵּיוָן דְּחָמָא יַעֲקֹב תִּקּוּנָא עִלָּאָה, וְחָמָא שְׁכִינְתָּא קָאֵים לְקִבְלֵיהּ, בָּעָא לְאַשְׁלָמָא תִּקּוּנָהָא, קָרָא לִבְנוֹהִי תְּרֵיסַר, וַאֲמַר לוֹן הֵאָסְפוּ, אַתְקִינוּ גַרְמַיְיכוּ לְאַשְׁלָמָא מְהֵימְנוּתָא.

    Rabbi Aba opened the discussion with the verse, "And he made a molten sea... It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking towards the north, and three looking towards the west, and three looking towards the south, and three looking towards the east: and the sea was set above upon them" (I Melachim 7:23-25) and "twelve oxen under the sea" (Ibid. 44). "It stood upon twelve oxen" surely, for the sea is adorned by twelve within both worlds, THE SUPERNAL WORLD BINAH AND THE LOWER WORLD THE NUKVA. The upper twelve are the Chariots appointed from above. THEY ARE CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET AND MALCHUT ABOVE THE CHEST OF ZEIR ANPIN, EACH INCLUDING THREE. TOGETHER THEY AMOUNT TO TWELVE AND BINAH RIDES OVER THEM. HENCE THE CHESED, GVURAH, TIFERET AND MALCHUT ARE CONSIDERED AS CHARIOTS. And the lower twelve are the twelve tribes, BEING CHESED, GVURAH, NETZACH AND HOD OF THE NUKVA EACH INCLUDING THREE AND TOGETHER AMOUNTING TO TWELVE. THE NUKVA, TIFERET BETWEEN THEM, RIDES OVER THEM. When Jacob saw the supernal adornment, CHESED, GVURAH AND TIFERET, and the Shechinah in front of him, WHICH IS MALCHUT, THE SECRET OF THE FOUR LEGS OF THE SUPERNAL THRONE, he wanted to complete the adornment, so he called for his twelve sons and said to them "Gather yourselves" and prepare yourselves to perfect the faith, THE NUKVA. THEY SHOULD RECTIFY THEMSELVES WITH THE SECRET OF THE ADORNMENT OF THE NUKVA'S TWELVE, SO THAT THE NUKVA WILL BE COMPLETED, LIKE THE NUKVA ABOVE, BINAH, AND THE ADORNMENT WILL BE COMPLETED.

    chanoch's Commentary

    Please note Rabbi Ashlag's Commentary is different regarding the 12 chariots appointed above and the 12 tribes below; specifically with respect to the Sefirot Names he describes. He describes Tiferet and Malchut above and Netzach and Hod below. Above is up and down the central column of the Tree. Below is right and left of the Tree. i am going to let my students contemplate the meaning and reason behind this difference.

    Pasook 653. of the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Vayechi.

    תָּא חֲזֵי, תְּרֵיסַר שִׁבְטִין, בְּד' דִּגְלִין, בְּד' סִטְרִין, שְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים צָפוֹנָה וּשְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים יָמָה וּשְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים נֶגְבָּה וּשְׁלֹשָׁה פּוֹנִים מִזְרָחָה וְהַיָּם עֲלֵיהֶם. וְהָכֵי הוּא וַדַּאי תְּלַת שִׁבְטִין לְכָל סְטַר, לְד' רוּחֵי עַלְמָא, וּתְלַת שִׁבְטִין לִדְרוֹעָא דִּימִינָא, וּתְלַת שִׁבְטִין לִדְרוֹעָא דִשְׂמָאלָא, וּתְלַת שִׁבְטִין, לְיַרְכָא יְמִינָא, וּתְלַת שִׁבְטִין לְיַרְכָא שְׂמָאלָא, וְגוּפָא דִשְׁכִינְתָּא עֲלַיְיהוּ, הה"ד וְהַיָּם עֲלֵיהֶם.

    Come and see the twelve tribes with four standards to the four directions, "Three looking towards the north, and three looking towards the west, and three looking towards the south, and three looking towards the east: and the sea was set above upon them." So three tribes look to each of the four directions of the world, three tribes to the right arm, CHESED, and three tribes to the left arm, GVURAH, three tribes to the right leg, NETZACH, and three tribes to the left leg, HOD. And the body of the Shechinah, TIFERET CALLED BODY, is above them, as it is written, "and the sea was set above upon them," AS THE SEA IS THE SHECHINAH.

    chanoch adds: If you think that this answer is to the questions asked in my commentary above you will find it incomplete, you are stopping short. Delve Deeper even then both verses below.

    Pasook 654. of the Zohar Commentary on the Parasha Vayechi

    מַאי טַעְמָא תְּלַת שִׁבְטִין לִדְרוֹעָא, וּתְלַת שִׁבְטִין לְיַרְכָא, וְכֵן לְכֹלָּא. אֶלָּא רָזָא דְמִלָּה, תְּלַת קִשְׁרִין אִינוּן בִּדְרוֹעָא יְמִינָא, וּתְלַת בִּשְׂמָאלָא, וּתְלַת בְּיַרְכָא יְמִינָא, וּתְלַת קִשְׁרִין בְּיַרְכָא שְׂמָאלָא, אִשְׁתַּכָּחוּ תְּרֵיסַר קִשְׁרִין לְאַרְבַּע סִטְרִין, וְגוּפָא עֲלַיְיהוּ. אִשְׁתַּכָּחוּ תְּרֵיסַר עִם גּוּפָא כְּגַוְונָא דִלְעֵילָא. מנ"ל, דִּכְתִיב כָּל אֵלֶּה שִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר, וְזֹאת, בְּגִין דְּבָהּ אִשְׁתְּלֵים חוּשְׁבְּנָא, כְּמָה דְאִתְּמָר וְהַיָּם עֲלֵיהֶם מִלְּמָעְלָה.

    Why are there three tribes per arm and three tribes per leg? The secret of this is that there are three joints in the right arm OF THE LOWER BODY, and so in the left arm, the right leg and the left leg. They are twelve altogether, attached to the body as above. Whence do we know that? From the verse, "All these are the twelve tribes of Yisrael: and this" (Beresheet 49:28). HE ATTACHED, "AND THIS IS THAT WHICH THEIR FATHER SPOKE TO THEM," THE NUKVA CALLED 'THIS', because the reckoning is complete with her, as it says, "And the sea was set above upon them," WHICH IS THE NUKVA CALLED SEA. THUS, THE TWELVE TRIBES ARE ATTACHED TO THE BODY OF THE NUKVA ABOVE THEM.

    Today, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, April 1st, the prince that gave his offering in the dedication of the Tabernacle was from the Tribe of Yehuda. Yehudah relates to the attribute of Malkut/Kingship/Nobility/Sovereignty. It is our job to rededicate ourselves to the tikkun/rectification/healing/fixing/repair of this within us. How?

    Let's stay simple and go to where Yehudah was named:

    35. תַּהַר עוֹד וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן, וַתֹּאמֶר הַפַּעַם אוֹדֶה אֶת-יְ-ה-וָ-ה--עַל-כֵּן קָרְאָה שְׁמוֹ, יְהוּדָה; וַתַּעֲמֹד, מִלֶּדֶת.

    And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she said: 'This time will I praise HaShem' Therefore she called his name Yehudah; and she left off bearing.

    chanoch's Commentary

    Do you think that she was in control of when she had children and how many she had? The answer in my opinion is yes and that is still possible today using the tool of Mind Over Matter.

    Yehudah's name יְהוּדָה has the same letters as יְ-ה-וָ-ה HaShem plus a דָ Dalet, perhaps standing for the Dal/humble poor one, or maybe the Dalet/door.

    chanoch adds: Praise and/or Appreciation is only accepted by HaShem when it is coming from a humble one or through the door of tears.

    On today, we open up our elevation [which is why we read the Songs of Elevation in the daily study attached], and we humbly praise Gd for the miracles both revealed and concealed in our life. This time will I praise HaShem! הַפַּעַם אוֹדֶה אֶת-יְ-ה-וָ-ה

    chanoch is adding: The earlier Kabbalists made Reuben the tribe connected to Nissan. The sense connected to Reuben is sight.

    In 2 weeks is our night of praise, the Seder of Pesah, what one small step can I take to get me towards that Night of Watching? Think of something. Do it.

    Additional Meditation based on Mei HaShiloah, Parshat Bemidbar (adapted from translations of R. Hershy Worch and Betzalel Edwards):

    The prince of Yehuda was נַחְשׁוֹן בֶּן-עַמִּינָדָב Nachshon ben Aminadav. נַחְשׁוֹן Nahshon teaches of anger as it is related to the word for snake, נָּחָשׁ Nahash. It appeared as if there was anger in the tribe of Yehuda. Therefore the blessed Gd testified that the anger in Yehuda was filled with the spirit of self-sacrifice and giving. (The last 3 letters in עַמִּינָדָב Amindadav are the root of the word for volunteering--nedivut). בֶּן Ben--son of--means deep understanding-havana- so he was called בֶּן-עַמִּינָדָב Ben Ami Nadav, which explains that at the depths he was filled with the ability to give. This is as explained in the holy Zohar מֶלֶךְ--בְּמִשְׁפָּט, יַעֲמִיד אָרֶץ; וְאִישׁ תְּרוּמוֹת יֶהֶרְסֶנָּה "The king establishes the land by justice, but he who demands gifts overthrows it (Mishelei 29:4). וְאִישׁ תְּרוּמוֹת יֶהֶרְסֶנָּה. "He who demands gifts" is Esav. But did not David also demand gifts? With David it is different for of him it is written עִם-יְפֵה עֵינַיִם "with beautiful eyes." (Shemuel I, 16:12). Because the Torah describes David's red hair, it seems on the outside to be a sign of anger. This we find in the Midrash Beresheet Rabba 63:11, "when Shemuel saw the redness of David he feared that he would be the one to spill blood like Eisav, so the Holy One, blessed be He, said to him, see his beautiful eyes. This one [Eisav] takes it upon himself to kill. But David does not take it upon himself to kill, rather according to the judgment of the Sanhedrin."

    Where is your anger, right now?

    chanoch adds: Is there a Righteous positive Anger?

    How can you transform your Anger to be Righteous and use it today for holiness, like King David?

    One final point of action

    According to Kabbalistic sources it is a proper custom to set aside thirteen coins for Tzedakah on Rosh Hodesh Nisan and all of the first 13 days of Nissan, as thirteen is the numerical value of the words "Echad"(one) and "Ahava" (love), signifying the great love that Hashem Echad has for His beloved children, Am Yisroel, and thus hopefully help bring the final Geulah and Mashiach Tzidkeinu this month. (Moed L'Kol Chai from Rav Chaim Pal'agi Zatzal 1:3 quoting Sefer Ma'aseh HaTzedaka Siman 64)

    These charity or Tzedaka amounts will impact your year in a very positive way. As it is taught in Kabbalah the actions we do on these days impact our Rosh Chodeshim for the months of the coming year. The more positive actions we do the more positive impact it will have within our coming year. The giving of 13 Nickels per day is $8.45. 845 is the gematria of תהמת which translates as "Deep Waters." This term refers to the study of Kabbalah and the depths / secrets of the Torah or The Kabbalah.

    By physically setting aside these amounts you connect to the energy of the gematria. Accumulate these amounts for the 13 days and send the total on the 14th day of Nissan. Then you connect both to the daily amounts gematria and the total amounts gematria.

    chanoch is adding the following:

    A penny has no value according to Kabbalah.

    13 Nickels is 65 the gematria of Adonai אדני.

    13 Dimes is 130 the gematria of a ladder (Sulam) and Mt Sinai (The Gift of the Torah).

    13 Quarters is 325 which is 25 x 13- which is also the sum of the numbers from 1 to 25. 25 represents 5 x 5 or The 5 worlds within the 5 worlds.

    13 Half Dollars are $6.50 - see above for 65.

    13 Dollars connect to Love and unity as said above.

    What about multiples?

    2 x 13 is 26 the gematria of the Name of HaShem.

    3 x 13 is 39 the gematria of the Hebrew word DEW or Tal. The Prophets tell us that Mashiach will come connected to DEW.

    4 x 13 is 52 which is twice the Name of HaShem in gematria.

    5 x 13 is 65 - see above

    6 x 13 is 78 - which is the gematria of Lechem which is bread - referred to as the staff of life.

    7 x 13 is 91 representing the unity of the Names HaShem and Adoni. It represents the unity of the physical and spiritual worlds.

    If you would like to know about another multiple or the total amount you are gifting to tithing and Tzedakah send me an email requesting the information.

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  • Introduction to the Minhag and Ritual for the Month of Iyar