Tu B’Shvat

– By Avital Snow –

“When you love someone, you not only talk and think about him (or her), but you identify with him, and with what he or she is doing at a given moment. That is how we can understand the holiday of Tu B’Shvat that has been celebrated by Jews of the Diaspora for two thousand years.” Blu Greenberg, author of How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household.

Immerse oneself in the meaning behind this “minor” holiday, and one may observe a very specific and intentional relationship between human beings, the earth, and the Creator. Could this be what Tu B’Shvat is all about? Yes, it is Rosh Hashanah La-Ilnot,“New Year for the Trees” but as always: G-d has integrated purpose into His instructions to us.
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