Background of Pesach Sheiyni

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Background of Pesach Sheiyni:[1]

In the times of the Temple, a person who did not bring the Pesach offering in the 14th of Nissan, either due to being impure or due to being a distance from Jerusalem, was required to bring the offering a month later, on the 14th of Iyar. [Accordingly, it is customary to celebrate this day as a Holiday.[2]]


The Name Pesach Sheiyni:

The name Pesach Sheiyni is used in the Mishneh Pesachim 9/3. Another name is Pesach Zeira or Pesach Katan, which means the small Pesach.[3]


Increasing in Simcha:[4]

One is to increase in joy out of the holiness of the day.


Learning the laws of Pesach Sheiyni:[5]

It is proper to learn the laws of Pesach Sheiyni on the 14th of Iyar.



[1] Rambam Karban Pesach 5:1

[2] Siddur Yaavetz

[3] Megillas Taanis 2

[4] Moreh Baetzba 8:222; Moed Lekol Chaiy 7:6

[5] Shlah; Kaf Hachaim 489:6; Mentioned in Sichas of Rebbe brought in Otzer Minhagei Chabad 44

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