Happy Rosh Chodesh Iyyar!
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Iyyar is the eighth month of the Jewish Year, counting from Rosh HaShanah in the fall. It’s pronounced “ee YAR.”
Its name comes from the Akkadian ayyaru, meaning blossom. Look out your window: if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the plants are blooming!
Iyyar is the month of the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel (5 Iyyar).
During Iyyar, we count the omer, and we celebrate Lag B’Omer.
What will you do with your month of Iyyar?
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Another kind of blossoming for me in this month of Iyyar. Soon to celebrate the accomplishments of the the 30 ESL kids who read with Cassie (and me) this year. Hard to believe that the school year is coming to a finish. The celebration is just ahead of prep for end of year testing. Teachers, the principle and maybe even the school board chair will be at the party to support these kids and the kids will be reading things they wrote to ‘their reading dog’ Cassie.
Wonderful! Yes, this IS a time of blossoming! Yasher koach on the holy work you do!