Thursday, April 26, 2012

Iyar and Healing

We now find ourselves in a very special time of year, the counting of the  ha'omer in general, as we refine our character traits,  and the month of Iyar in particular.  The letters of the month IYAR, are an acronym for the words: "Ani Ha-Shem Rofecha" (Exodus 15:26) which translated means, I am Ha-Shem, your Doctor.   Indeed, the Holy Bnei Yisisschar  tells us that this month  is particularly conducive to healing since, during this month our forefathers began eating the Mon (manna) though which  all who were sick  among the Children of Israel were completely healed in preparation for the Giving of the Torah.
I was reminded, this unusual rainy late April evening,  here in Los Angeles, that there is a special segula connected with the month of Iyar.  A segula (literally meaning treasure) is a spiritual cure which defies logic, which has been handed down trough oral tradition from generation to generation, and which clearly works. It is brought down (I've seen it quoted in the name of three holy rebbes: The Ohev Yisrael of Apt, The Rebbe Reb Pinchas Koritzer and The Rebbe Reb Menachem Mendel of Riminov) that any rain that falls during the month of Iyar is a great remedy to cure all illnesses.  To affect the cure, one needs to stand in the rain with one's open one's mouth an let  the rain  fall directly in.

May the merit of all the holy tzidikim protect us, and may this month bring you any healings and deliverances that you need.

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