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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:01 PM

How do we reconcile the Chazal that says "b'nissan assidim l'hegael" & the fact that we must be "acheka lo b'chol yom sheyavo" ?

#2 Rabbi Shapiro

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:39 PM

How do we reconcile the Chazal that says "b'nissan assidim l'hegael" & the fact that we must be "acheka lo b'chol yom sheyavo" ?

Because any day that Hashem decides the Geulah should come, He will make it Nissan. This is done through the rule of Machlif es Hazemanim - that Hashem switches around the Mazalos of one time to another. For example, the Jews left Egypt after 210 years, even though the Posuk said it was הִי מִקֵּץ שְׁלשִׁים שָׁנָה וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וַיְהִי בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה יָצְאוּ כָּל צִבְאוֹת ה' מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרים - What Hashem did was, He "plucked" that day out of its spot 190 years in the future and made it that day that the Jews left Egypt. So too, Hashem will make whatever day the Geulah happens a day in Nissan.

This answer is given by the commentary Nezer HaKodesh on Medrash Rabbah, Parshas Vayechi.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:00 PM

whats the reason behind it, who not just make the geulah whenever the time comes, why the need to have the date be in nissan?
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:18 PM

Because the date of the Geulah is already determined - we just don't know what it is. But we know that it happens to be in Nissan. So it's not that the date will be determined later but it has to be Nissan. Rather, the date could have fallen out any time. But we know it happens to fall out in Nissan.

The מחליף את הזמנים will happen if our actions facilitate the coming of the Geulah early. Hashem can thus bring the Geulah then without having to alter the קץ. This makes it easier for the Geulah to take place at an early date because Hashem would not have to change His predetermined plan. To cause a change in the predetermined cosmic plan would require a greater amount of merits. This is analogous to someone's life being saved by natural means vs. by miraculous means. It is harder to being about a miracle because it would require a change in Hashem's predetermined plan, i.e. things happening according to nature.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:24 PM

If whenever we are ready for the Geula, it will become Nissan, then why Nissan? What is so special about Nissan that when the Geula comes, suddenly its Nissan?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:26 AM

If whenever we are ready for the Geula, it will become Nissan, then why Nissan? What is so special about Nissan that when the Geula comes, suddenly its Nissan?

Because Nissan was the month that the Jews exited Egypt, and therefore it was Mesugal for our redemption. The Seforim tell us that the final escape from Golus will be similar to Yetzias Mitzrayim. Then they needed to get out in Nissan because they could not wait. After that, Nissan was imbued with a special appropriateness for Geulah. Plus there is a special year that is designated for the Geulah as well. When that Nissan of that year comes, that will be the keitz of the Geulah. But if we merit to have the Geulah earlier then when it is "destined" to come, there will be an obstacle because it is not the right Nissan and the right year, and the power imbued in that specific time facilitates the Geulah. The combination of the right people at the right time make the Geulah happen.

So if we become the right people earlier than expected, Hashem will then gladly manipulate the universe to be Machlif es Hazemanim and bring the time of the Geulah itself back to our present time, and then we will have the right time and the right people together, so the Geulah can happen.