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).
What will you do with your month of Iyyar?
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Categories: The Jewish Year