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also Iy·yar  (ē-yär′, ē′yär′)
The second month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew 'iyyār, from Akkadian ayyaru, name of a month corresponding to parts of April and May, perhaps from ayyaru, rosette, blossom.]
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Noun1.Iyyar - the eighth month of the civil year; the second month of the ecclesiastical year (in April and May)
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Lag b'Omer - (Judaism) Jewish holy day; the 33rd day after the 2nd day of Passover; the 18th day of Iyar
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
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The fourth day of the Hebrew month of Iyyar and Israel is celebrating its 71st year.
Therefore, the 27th of Nisan, when the uprising was still taking place, was selected by the Knesset, to take place eight days before Israel's Independence Day (on the 5th of Iyyar).
It was named after Rabbi Hayyim (Abu Fadil) bin Hananel bin Abraham El-Imshati, who dedicated an ancient inscription of Torah scroll, which Jewish pilgrims had flocked on the new moon of Iyyar month, said historians Shelomo Dov Goitein and Mordechai Friedman in their book India Traders of the Middle Ages: Documents from Cairo Geniza that published in 2008.
As per Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim 580:2, Jewish tradition marks 10 Iyyar (once marked by fasting) as the date of these calamitous events..
Iyyar, an officer of the 1981 batch of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, joined the World Bank.
On April 12, 1951, the Parliament of the State of Israel passed a resolution proclaiming the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan as "the Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance Day--a day of perpetual remembrance for the House of Israel." The Knesset chose that date because it falls between that of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (which began on the first day of Passover) and the Israel War of Independence Remembrance Day (on the fourth of Iyyar).
Soncino next used the frame in 1488 with a complete Biblia Hebraica (Hebrew Bible), finished on 11 Iyyar [5] 248 (22 April 1488).
Major contributions came from opening batsman Raman Mayekar 66 (49 balls, 9 fours), Shiv Kumar Iyyar 64 (31 balls, 3 sixes, 6 fours) and Shoeb Shaikh 38 (25 balls, 1 six, 4 fours).
Hans Karath 1959) XY NAXXAR (a Maltese town) / Muhsin an NAYYAR (Iraq) XZ FIXX/FIZZ YZ IYYAR (the post-exilic name of one of the Jewish months--oed) / IZZAR, Koudia Beni (Algeria)
He finished it in Nissan and began it in Iyyar. May God protect us from all evil beasts." Quoted in Zinberg, A History of Jewish Literature, vol.
[28] Since the year begins with Nisan or Aries, the second stands for Iyyar or the zodiacal constellation Taurus.