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Maybe the kid meant something else. Was it possible I had misheard him?
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.
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
Fruits and wheat: the upper and lower worlds - preparing for ultimate perfection
Let’s take a moment to explore 10 wonderful trees (or groves) whose stories are woven into the familiar (and not so familiar) narratives of the Torah.
There are potential issues with using a swing or hammock attached to a tree on Shabbat, and there may be ways to mitigate these problems.
On the Halachic Definition of a Tree
The definition of a tree according to Jewish law affects our everyday Jewish observance.
Rabbi Zev Litenatsky was an accomplished educator from Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Montreal, Canada in the 1940s and 50s, when, before his Bar Mitzvah, he accompanied his father for a private audience with the Rebbe. He recalls the Rebbe asking...
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...
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