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”.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
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. …
What is Tu Bi’Shvat?—Maoz Israel
Video courtesy of Maoz Israel.