The month of Iyar, a month of radiance
The month IYAR contains the Hebrew letters of "ANI HASHEM ROFEJA" meaning: I am your Healer)
Discover the wonderful spiritual blessing that this month brings with it.
This is the beginning of the new Hebrew month that is called Iyar, the Torah refers to it as "the second month" (numbers 9:11) That is the second month counting apart from Chodesh Nisan (month of Nisan).
This Month is also called ZIV "Radiance" (1 Kings 6: 1) , because in this Month of Iyar, the month is in the Northern Hemisphere, in its maximum radiance, even when the intense heat of the summer months is not yet felt.
In the same way, it is said that the generation that left Egypt was "resplendent" in this month, since they had managed to get out of their condition of impurity by preparing to receive the Torah.
The targum translates the word "ZIV", as "Nitzam", which means sprout, so that the month of Iyar could have been named Ziv accordingly with the fact that flower and plant buds begin to appear in this Month.
The first Rosh Chodesh Iyar (Day that heads the New Month), after the Exodus from Egypt, occurred on Shabbat, at that time the people of Israel were camping in Mara, and the bitter water they found there miraculously transformed into fresh and sweet water, it was suitable to drink, through the wood that Moshe threw into the spring by order of Hashem.
This miracle showed the Jewish people that bitterness and sweetness and "everything that exists in this world" is nothing more than "the result of the Word of Hashem", and the one who made the sweet sweet, can also make bitter sweet!
In this month great events occurred, as the Torah tells us: "There he gave Israel laws and statutes, and there he put them to the test" (Shemot-Exodus 15:25)
The Tribes of Israel were also registered by command of Hashem to Moshe and Aaron, so that the Tribes surrounded the Tabernacle of Hashem, in this way the entire congregation of the children of Israel verified their pure lineage and were worthy of receiving the Torah.
(Excerpts from Sefer Hatodá)
We wish you all a Chodesh Tov (a good month), with health, joy and everything good, that we will soon see the Covid-19 pandemic disappear!
The Garden of Breslev team wishes you Chodesh Tov!
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