Jewish Facts of Life

Tu B’Shvat is a minor Jewish holiday that has come to be known as Israel’s Arbor Day, a tree planting festival in Israel and for Jews around the world. The holiday is observed on the fifteenth (tu) of the Hebrew month of Sh’vat, which this year falls on February 8. Learn more about Tu B’Shvat here.

Tu B’Shvat Tidbit: In February 1949, on Tu B’Shvat, Chaim Weizmann was elected the first President of Israel.


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