The Mystical Month To Come

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Iyar 5778 (April 16-May 14)

 



Month

Sign

Letter

Tribe

Limb

sense

Sefirah Channel

Permutation of theName

2

Taurus

vav

Yissachar

right kidney

thought

keter to binah

Y.K.K.V.

"I am the L-rd, your healer"

 

CALENDAR REMINDERS


1 Iyar (April 16) -- Second day Rosh Chodesh

2 Iyar (April 17) Tiferet sh'b'tiferet - Birthday of the Rebbe MaHaRash, the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe; yahrzeit of Chasidic masters Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk and Rabbi Shmuel-Shelke of Nicholsburg

3 Iyar (April 18) -- Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers

4 Iyar (April 19) Anniversary of the declaration of Independence of the State of Israel in 1948, celebrated one day early this year to avoid the desecration of the Holy Shabbat day.

6 Iyar (April 20-21) -- Shabbat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim (outside of Israel parshat Tazriya-Metzorah) Torah Reading: Leviticus 16:1-20:27; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 2

13 Iyar (April 27-28) -- Shabbat Emor (outside of Israel Achrei-Kedoshim) Torah Reading: Lev. 21:1-24:23, Haftorah: Ezek. 44:15-31; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 3
Yahrzeit of Yisroel Aryeh Leib Schneerson (brother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe), buried in Zefat.

14 Iyar (April 29) -- A biblical Holiday. You don't know which one? Look it up! - Numbers 9:1-14.
The Yahrzeit celebrations of the great Mishnaic Sages, Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNes (Tiberias) and of Rabbi Yehuda bar Ila'ie (Safed)

18 Iyar (May 1-2) -- Lag B'Omer, Hod sh'b'hod- The Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the seminal kabbalist and sage of the Mishna, buried in Meron, whose mystical teachings are the basis of the Zohar. Also the day on which the plaque ceased that took the lives of 24,000 of the students of Rabbi Akiva. A day of great rejoicing and the day on which three-year-old boys get their first haircut and peyot shaping, preferably at Meron. For more on Lag B'Omer click here

20 Iyar (May 4-5) -- Shabbat Behar (outside of Israel parshat Emor), Torah Reading: Lev.25:1-26:2; Haftorah: Jeremiah 32:6-22; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 4

27 Iyar (May 11-12)-- Shabbat Bechukotai- (outside of Israel Behar-Bechukotai) Torah Reading: Lev. 26:3-27:34; Haftorah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 - Pirkei Avot - Chapter 5. Shabbat Chazak -- (calling out "Chazak! Chazak! V'nit'chazayk!" after the reading of the concluding verse of one of the five books of the Torah)
-- Shabbat Mevarchim -- (blessing the coming month- Sivan).
In many chassidic communities it is a custom to read the whole book of Psalms each Shabbat Mevarchim before the Morning Prayer.

28 Iyar (May 29) -- Jerusalem Liberation Day


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MAY YOU HAVE A HEALTHY MONTH OF IYAR!




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