The Mystical Month To Come

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IYAR 5779 (May 6-June 3)

 



Month

Sign

Letter

Tribe

Limb

sense

Sefirah Channel

Permutation of theName

2

Taurus

vav

Yissachar

Right Kidney

thought

Keter to Bina

Y.K.K.Y

"I am the L-rd, your healer"


CALENDAR REMINDERS


1 Iyar (May 6) -- Second day Rosh Chodesh

2 Iyar (May 7) 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 (May 8) -- Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers

4 Iyar (May 9) -- Independence Day- The seventy first anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel

6 Iyar (May 10-11) -- Shabbat Emor, Torah Reading: Lev.21:1-24:23, Haftorah: Ezek.44:15-31 -Pirkei Avot - Chapter 2

13 Iyar (May 18) -- Shabbat Behar, Torah Reading: Lev.25:1-26:2; Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6-27 -Pirkei Avot - Chapter 3
Yahrzeit of Yisroel Aryeh Leib Schneerson (brother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe), buried in Zefat.

14 Iyar (May 19) -- 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 22-23) -- 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.

20 Iyar (May 24-25) -- Shabbat Bechukotai-Torah Reading: Lev. 26:3-27:34; Haftorah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 - Pirkei Avot - Chapter 4. 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)

27 Iyar (May May 31- June 1)-- Shabbat Bamidbar-Torah Reading Numbers 1:1-4:20, Haftarah-Hosea 2:1-22 ; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 6-- 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 (June 2) -- Jerusalem Liberation Day




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