The New Year for Trees
January 25, 2016
Maybe the kid meant something else. Was it possible I had misheard him?
Former Gush Katif family tells their story of unshakable faith and determination
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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.
The Torah teaches that for the first three years the fruit of a newly planted tree is forbidden to us. The majority of Jews today no longer work in the agriculture, but we are all gardeners at heart
Fruits and wheat: the upper and lower worlds - preparing for ultimate perfection
Nutrition from Shamayim
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 man was travelling through the desert, hungry, thirsty, and tired, when he came upon a tree bearing luscious fruit and affording plenty of shade, underneath which ran a spring of water...
Why we are accustomed to to commemorating a custom with a custom-made custom
The Jewish calendar reserves one day each year for us to contemplate our affinity with the botanical universe.
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