Tu b'Shevat

Originally just the day when trees were considered a year older, relevant in the ancient world for tithing purposes—Tu b’Shevat was transformed by the kabbalists of Safed into a celebration of both nature, its fruits, and the Divine "tree" reaching towards us.

New Beginnings

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. | Blog Post

All over the world, Jews are marking the holiday of Tu b’Shevat. It is the new year for the trees, an observance that might have been meaningful for our ancestors in ancient Israel, but that feels a little strange to me right now. Outside my door the temperature is 17 degrees, and snow is forecast ...

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