In Iyar we embark upon the first leg of our journey, that links Passover to Shavuot, and so brings us from birth to betrothal....
Iyar is the second month on the Jewish calendar counting from Nissan. Although Iyar does not contain many “special days,” every single day of the month is included in the Sefirat HaOmer counting—the mitzvah to count each of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. Sefirat HaOmer is a period of introspection and self-refinement, as we prepare ourselves to receive the Torah anew on Shavuot. Each day of Iyar represents another step in this spiritual journey toward Sinai.
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