Tu B’Shevat
Unearthing Shevat: The Month of Trees

Unearthing Shevat: The Month of Trees

By Chaim Barzel “On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month of the second year of Darius—the month of Shevat—this word of Hashem came to the prophet Zecharya son of Berechya son of Ido.” (Zechariah 1:7) This verse from Zechariah is...

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What is Tu B’Shevat?

What is Tu B’Shevat?

Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the Trees, is considered a minor festival in Judaism. There is no reference to the holiday of Tu B'Shevat in the Bible, but the Mishna (Rosh Hashana 1:1) notes that there are four distinctive New Years in the...

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