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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Don't forget the Nasi!

During the beginning of the month of Nissan, you will observe signs hanging in Lubavitcher Shuls that read: “Don’t forget the Nasi!”

The obvious meaning of this is the reminder to fulfill the custom that on each of the first twelve days of the month one reads certain verses related to one of the twelve Nesi’im, the leaders of the tribes (for the precise text for each day, see here).

However, perhaps this exhortation also holds a deeper meaning: “Don’t forget the Nasi!”—the Rebbe, our Nasi and leader.


  1. And why would we forget the nasi during the first thirteen days of Nissan, more so than any other day of the year??

  2. Well, the inyan of the Nasi is emphasized in these days, so therefore there is more of a yetzer hara to forget it! However, by remembering the inyan of the Nasi during these days, this grants us strength to remember the Nasi all year round.


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