2) CALENDAR REMINDERS
1 Iyar (April 25) Second day of Rosh Chodesh. Shabbat Tazriyah/Metsorah,
Torah Reading: Lev. 12:1- 15:33; Num. 28:9-15; Haftorah: Isaiah 66:1-24
(for Rosh Chodesh); Pirkei Avot - Chapter 2.
2 Iyar (April 26) Tiferet sh'b'tiferet - Birth date of the Rebbe
MaHaRash, the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe
5 Iyar (April 29) The 72nd year of the declaration of Independence
of the State of Israel
8 Iyar (May 1-26) Shabbat Achrei Mot/Kedoshim -Torah Reading: Leviticus
16:1-20:27; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 3
13 Iyar (May 7) Yahrzeit of Yisroel Aryeh Leib Schneerson (brother
of the Lubavitcher Rebbe), buried in Zefat.
14 Iyar (May 7-8) 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)
15 Iyar (May 8-9) Shabbat Emor, Torah Reading: Lev. 21:1-24:23, Haftorah:
Ezek. 44:15-31; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 4
18 Iyar (May 11-12) 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
of which three year old boys get their first haircut and peyot shaping,
preferably at Meron.
22 Iyar (May 15-16) Shabbat Behar/ Bechukotai, Torah Reading: Lev.25:1-27:34;
Haftorah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14; Pirkei Avot - Chapter 5
28 Iyar (May 24) "Day of Jerusalem", the liberation of
the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967
29 Iyar (May 22-23) Shabbat Bamidbar, Torah Reading: Num. 1:1-4:20;
Haftorah: Shmuel I 20:18-42 (for Erev Rosh Chodesh).
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