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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 BiShvat, the New Year for Trees.
On Tu B’Shevat (the New Year for trees) it’s customary to eat fruit—particularly the seven species for which Israel is praised: wheat, barley, figs, dates, grapes, olives, pomegranates. This recipe is a way to incorporate some of those fruits into a full ...
What it really means that the 15th of Shevat is the New Year for Trees.
15 Shevat 5741 (1981)
A ninety-minute excerpt of the Rebbe’s Farbrengen celebrating the 15th of Shevat in 5741 (1981).
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 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.
Traditionally we celebrate Tu B'Shevat by eating fruit, specifically the seven fruits of Israel, including grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. Of course you can eat the fruit plain, but you can also have fun with it—like I did when I made this t...
Ingredients: 6 bananas 6 apples (3 red, 3 green) 1 fresh pineapple 2 oranges 1 pound seedless grapes (Use both red and green if you're going for a more colorful salad) 2 tablespoons fresh mint, washed, drained and minced 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, wash...
Why Olives Are the Ultimate Jewish Fruit
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.
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