"Tu B'Shvat" He renewed!

"Tu B'Shvat" He renewed!

And what is Tu B'Shvat?

His name comes from Hebrew, the letters "Tet and Vav" form "Tu" whose numerical value is 15, and B'Shvat refers to the month of "Shvat"

This date is one of the four days of the year that are called "Rosh HaShanah" (Head of the Year) The other days are: First of Nisan, first of Elul, and the first of Tishrei.

Tu B'Shvat is considered Rosh Hashanah of the trees, as regards the requirement to separate the tithe from its fruits, these are the "Mazerot" (tithes) that our people are obliged to separate from the production of every year (only in fruits.)

The 15th of Shvat (Tu Bishvat), marks the beginning of a New year "as far as the fruits are concerned", it is also considered Rosh HaShana in relation to the laws from "neta revai" the fruit of the fourth year, which can only be consumed in Jerusalem or redeemed for money to purchase food to be consumed in Jerusalem.

Our Sages designated this date as the limit between one year and another with regard to fruit trees, since most of the annual rains have already fallen by that date and the sap has begun to grow. laugh the trees, therefore the fruits that grow thereafter are considered the product of a New Year.

Although on this day there is no prohibition of work, nor the obligation of festive meals, nor of rejoicing In it, however it has a certain festive character, it is customary to eat fruits that grow here in the Land of Israel, and also of those that have not yet been eaten in that season in order to recite on them the blessing of "Shehejeyanu"

This day proclaims the praises of the Land of Israel, as this day the strength of its soil is renewed, which begins to bear fruit and show its inherent goodness.

How the Torah expresses:
"Land of wheat and barley, of vineyards, fig trees, and pomegranates, land of olive trees, and honey" (Deuteronomy 8: 8)

This is the day that the soil of Eretz Israel receives renewed vigor to yield its abundant wealth, which is of great rejoicing to the Jewish people, who own the land, l loves and misses her!

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