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15 Shevat: the fifteenth of Shevat, celebrated as “The New Year for Trees”
New Year for Trees
When’s the last time you wished a tree Happy New Year? The 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat is a great opportunity. It’s known as Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees.
15 Shevat 5741 (1981)
The New Year for Trees Farbrengen with the Rebbe
A ninety-minute excerpt of the Rebbe’s Farbrengen celebrating the 15th of Shevat in 5741 (1981).
The Soul of the New Year for Trees
Discover soul stirring insights into the incredible energy and significance of this little understood day known as the New Year for Trees! Learn why we celebrate a special Rosh Hashanah for trees and its profound relevance to us today.
The Talmud on the New Year for Trees
The Mishnah enumerates four different New Year dates pertinent in Jewish law—one being the 15th of Shevat. Learn the Talmudic definition and legal relevance of these Rosh Hashanahs.
Why Olives Are the Ultimate Jewish Fruit
Tu B'Shevat and Olives
After tracing the origins and relevance of the New Year for Trees, Rabbi Kaplan explores the special significance of the bitter olive and its profound symbolism for us to persevere and flourish as Jews.
Tu B'Shevat
The Four Jewish New Years
In addition to the regular Rosh Hashanah, the mishnah teaches that there are actually four different Rosh Hashanahs (New Years) on the Jewish calendar: the new year for kings, for festivals and for trees. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 36.)
A Tu B’Shevat Farbrengen
The New Year for Trees
A gathering celebrating the New Year for trees includes insights into the special theme of this holiday.
Nutrition from Shamayim
Tu B’Shevat and Healing
Can the New Year for Trees be a time for reflecting on the mitzvah of taking care of our health? Learn more about the meaning of Tu B’Shevat, and some of the health and healing properties of the fruits mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8: “A land of wheat, barle...
A Tu B'Shevat Lesson
The black and white pictures I have of them stare back at me asking me not to forget. Keep these pictures precious. This is my face, this is my family, and this is who you come from. We may have physically left the earth but your heritage is part of us. W...
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