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Debunking the Tu B'Shevat Myth

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Debunking the Tu B'Shevat Myth

What it really means that the 15th of Shevat is the New Year for Trees.
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David Siff Boynton Beach, FL January 31, 2018

What's wrong with it being Jewish Earth Day? Why would you want to debunk a beautiful "myth"?

Tu Bishvat has become a Jewish Earth day, and that's a good thing. In this age, when humans are causing mass extinctions through habitat loss, warming the earth and displacing entire countries, and creating plastic trash which may outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050, we desperately need a Jewish Earth Day, and some of the seders out there are beautiful ways to remind ourselves of our Jewish values of taking care of God's creation. Maybe it has become Jewish Earth Day because today, that's exactly what we need today. Reply

Reb Reuven sunnyvale, California January 31, 2018
in response to David Siff:

Cleaning up trash is nice, and all, but when some "Jewish" "synagogues" violate Shabbat to clean up the ocean, etc, it's not "doing Jewish." Reply

Yisroel Baltimore January 31, 2018

Short, sweet and powerful! Reply

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