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Tu B'Shevat

Discussion in 'Judaism DIR' started by Lintu, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Today is Tu B'Shevat, which basically just means "the 15th of Shevat." It's the new year for trees. Trees have a new year recognition because in Leviticus, it is said that a tree's fruit cannot be eaten for 3 years. The fourth year's fruit is a tithe to G-d. After that, you can use the fruit of the tree for whatever you want. The age of the tree is calculated on this day, so that a tree planted yesterday is already considered a year old.
  2. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

    Sep 29, 2004
    The thing to do is to eat some fresh fruit from Israel on this day:woohoo: