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(in the Jewish calendar) the eighth month of the civil and second of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of April and May.
- ‘Although Yom Hazikaron is normally observed on the 4th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday would conflict with Shabbat.’
- ‘This month falls in the Omer, and the first of Iyyar was the 16th day of Omer.’
- ‘May this new month of Iyyar be for all us everywhere a month of increasing light and wisdom in our lives,’
- ‘If 5 Iyyar falls on Friday or Shabbat, the celebrations are held on Thursday, so as to avoid a desecration of Shabbat Lag ba-Omer.’
From Hebrew ’iyyār.
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