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Tu B'Shevat

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

  1. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

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    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

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