Celebrate the Jewish holiday, and the fruits of
the Earth This year Tu
B'Shvat (the 15th of Shvat) falls on the Sabbath, January 25 evening through
January 26 night fall. Jews worldwide will be celebrating this festive holiday
also known as "New Year for the Trees" by blessing and eating fruits
and nuts. Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem is in full gear with fresh fruit,
dried fruit, fruit juices, nuts, flowers, etc.
Some of the
delicious foods used in Tu B'Shvat seders (meals). This festive day also marks
the beginning of spring in Israel. It's a time of optimism, new beginnings,
growth and appreciation. Some people send fruit baskets while
others attend communal seders like the one in Tsfat, Tu B'Shvat at Ascent.