Sunday, February 01, 2015

Happy Tu B'Shvat!

Dry Bones cartoon:Tu B'Shvat, Trees, Torah, Shmitta, Shmita, Shuldig, Holiday, Jewish , Jews, Jewish culture, New Year,
Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish "New Year" of the trees. This year Tu B'Shvat, literally the 15th (Tu in Hebrew) of the Hebrew month of Shvat) falls on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the civil calendar. Normally the holiday is wonderful and celebrated throughout Israel by the joyous planting of trees!

Shmitta is the seventh year (sabbatical year) of a seven-year agricultural cycle which is commanded by the Torah for life in the land of Israel. Our current Hebrew year, 5775, is a Shmitta year. During Shmitta, the land is left to "relax" and all agricultural activity, including tree-planting is forbidden.

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This would be a good time to check out my book: Trees ...the Green Testament, the front page story it made, and the special pdf edition you can buy at our webstore (or get for free when you buy a Dry Bones Passover Haggadah).  Just visit:

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