Rav Avigdor Miller on Moshiach Coming in Nissan 

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Q:
We are told by חז”ל that בניסן נגאלו ובניסן עתידין ליגאל – “In the month of ניסן we were redeemed from מצרים, and in the month of ניסן we will be redeemed from the current exile” (·ראש השנה יא). What is pshat in this מאמר חז”ל? 

A:
So what do you want to know?

Q:
Only in ניסן? In other months, משיח can’t come?

A:
What’s wrong with ניסן? Ha’levai it should be this ניסן.
If you have a קשיא, I’ll listen to your קשיא. But I don’t hear the קשיא right now.

Q:
What, it can’t happen in אדר?

A:
So it seems. According to that מאמר, it will be in ניסן.

Q:
So what about אחכה לו בכל יום שיבוא? Are these words that we always say, a סתירה – a contradiction – to this מאמר חז”ל?

A:
Oh! Now, that’s a קשיא! Finally, you hit on it!
And the answer is this. If we try hard enough, he can come any day. But if we don’t try hard enough, then he will come anyhow. Sooner or later, he will come anyhow. And when he comes automatically, he will come in ניסן.
TAPE # E-228  (April 2000)