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Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish ‘New Year for Trees’. It is one of the four Jewish new years (Rosh Hashanahs).

On Tu B’Shevat Jews often eat fruits associated with the Holy Land, especially the ones mentioned in the Torah. Fruit trees were awarded special status in the Torah because of their importance in sustaining life and as a symbol of God’s divine favor.

Some Jews plant trees on this day.


Image from “Vision” by Bonnie L. Sachs

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