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tu b'shevat

jewish arbor day

Tu B'Shevat, also known as Tu BiShvat, is the 15th day of Shevat in the Hebrew calendar. It is known lovingly as Jewish Arbor Day and is focused around the New Year of Trees.

Some Tu B'Shevat activities include: planting trees, flowers, or other plants, eating traditional foods (nuts, grains, and fruit - especially Israeli), cleaning up the environment, etc.

Did you know the Torah forbids Jewish people to eat fruit from new trees? This is true up until the tree turns three, then the fourth year fruit is tithed to the Temple! Tu B'Shevat is also known as the birthday of trees for this purpose.

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