Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rosh Hodesh Nissan

It’s the first day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, which means: two weeks until Pessah!

Here is a photo from this morning at the Western Wall: a woman reads from a hand-scribed scroll of the Song of Songs.

Scroll of Song of Songs, Western Wall, Jerusalem

The beginning of the second paragraph reads: “My beloved, you are as lovely as Tirza, as beautiful as Jerusalem....”

(You can see the writing on the scroll much more clearly here.)

And while we’re on the subject of Rosh Hodesh Nissan, head over here for a refresher about birkat ha-ilanot, the blessing over fruit trees in bloom, which may be made throughout the month of Nissan—though there is a strong custom to recite it on the first day.

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