Posted by: Democratic Thinker | January 24, 2016

Commentary: Happy New Year of the Trees

Commentary

 
 
Cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen—over at the Dry Bones Blog—comments on the start of a Jewish holiday.

 


So Tu B’Shvat simply means the “15th of Shvat”.


 

the Dry Bones Blog



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Happy New Year of the Trees



 

Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish “New Year” of the trees. On Tu B’Shvat we plant trees For future generations. Tu is the number 15 in the biblical numbering system (which uses the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet). B’ is Hebrew for “in”. Shvat is the current month in the Hebrew calendar. …

(Read complete article at original site)


 

What is Tu Bi’Shvat?—Maoz Israel

Video courtesy of Maoz Israel.



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