Tu B'Shevat - Jewish Arbor Day

Tu B'Shevat

 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

This holiday has its origins not in the Bible, but rather in the Mishna, which was written in the early 3rd century CE. It is primarily an agricultural holiday, as evinced by its other name, New Year of Trees. 

This holiday is celebrated in the midst of the rainy season (late January or early February). It was originally a holiday with halakhic (Jewish legal) significance, as it was used to mark the age of a tree for the purpose of harvesting and tithing its fruit - tithes that were given to the priests who served in the Temple and did not own any land.

After the Jewish people were scattered in the Diaspora and were no longer involved primarily in agriculture, Tu B’Shvat became a holiday symbolizing the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. It is not a holy rest day and businesses are open as usual

 

Celebration Series:
Tu B'Shvat (Jewish Arbor Day)
Trees of Israel: Stories and Fun Facts
 
Thursday, January 28, 4:00 pm
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