In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the unique spiritual characteristics of the month of Iyar. As the month in between Pesach and Shavuot, Iyar represents a more distant relationship with G-d. Yet, despite this distance, Rabbi Reichman explains the strong connection that bonds the Jewish people with the Almighty.
On Pesach night we were inspired by G-d’s revelation of the Torah. By counting upward, as we work on ourselves, we ascend in greatness. We have the opportunity over the next 49 days to return to the level of matan Torah. Each person should determine where they need improvement in their service of G-d (Avodat Hashem) and spend each day developing and growing closer to Him.
A new look at the order of the Seder. Hashem’s order is the order of redemption. True redemption is not being enslaved to anyone, even to one’s self. It is absolutely necessary to stop seeing only ourselves, so that we may experience Hashem.