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A Tu B’Shevat Message from Rabbi Sandra Bellush

Tu B’Shevat is on January 31st this year. This “New Year of the Trees” is  observed on the fifteenth (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Scholars believe that Tu B’Shevat was originally an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. After the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E., and the exile which followed, this holiday was a way for Jews to symbolically bind