January 31st, 2018 – 15th of Shevat, 5778


Yes, today is Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees!

Tu B’Shevat is four months after the New Year of the Hebrew calendar, as
it takes this long for the soil to be nurtured by the seasonal rain.
It’s celebrated as a day of ecological awareness, and observations include partaking in the fruit of the Holy Land, that is
figs, dates, olives, pomegranates, and grapes.