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So What, Exactly, is Tu Bishvat?

The evening of January 24th marks the start of Tu Bishvat this year. The name means the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, and it refers to the so-called “new year of the trees.” 708 more words

Joel M. Hoffman

Tu B'Shevat in Jerusalem

It’s raining. It’s pouring.

It was so windy I refused to go outside.

Jerusalem, Israel, was bone chilling cold.

The eastern US coast was buried under mountains of snow. 299 more words


Tu Bishvat Higia!

Today is Tu Bishvat (or Tu B’Shvat), the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, known as “the birthday of the trees” in Jewish tradition. The tree most associated with Tu B’Shvat is the almond tree, in Hebrew the Shkedi’a (שקדיה), which blossoms on or around that date. 1,814 more words

Israel News

Yisro - Yisro

This week’s Torah Reading is called Yisro – Yisro, Moshe’s father-in-law, who was obviously very special.  It is also the week that Tu, BiShvat – the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat – the New Year for trees is celebrated, (Monday).  332 more words

Secrets From Mt. Sinai

Tu BiShvat: Planting the Tree

The azure vault spans far beyond,
immaculate save a soaring speck –
a solitary bird – while the humming
of a passing bee suspends the sleepy silence. 969 more words

Tu Bishvat

Day #22, 30x30, The New Year of the Trees

Tu BiShvat Seder, or the New Year of the Trees is a Jewish holiday that takes place each year at the end of January or beginning of February. 93 more words


The Song of the Trees: Shabbat Shira & Tu Bishvat

Shabbat, although repeated next week in the Ten Commandments, is already mentioned in this week’s reading. Contrary to life the way we know it, when we get rain from the heavens and bread from the ground, the miraculous journey the desert begins with the unthinkable: rain from the ground (some say, through a traveling well), and bread – from the sky. 1,022 more words

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