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15 Shevat: the fifteenth of Shevat, celebrated as “The New Year for Trees”
באחד בשבט ראש השנה לאילן כדברי בית שמאי. בית הלל אומרים בחמשה עשר בו The first day of Shevat is the New Year for the tree, according to Beit Shammai. Beit Hillel says it is on the 15th of Shevat. (Rosh Hashanah 2a) Question: Why is it necessary for us to ...
Guidelines for making the blessing on new fruits
There are a number of times during the year, such as the second day of Rosh Hashanah (and, for some, the 15th of Shevat), when it is customary to eat a fruit that just came into season, which necessitates the celebratory blessing of shehecheyanu. Today, w...
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