tu bshvat

Happy New Year, Trees and People Who Are Like Trees
March 5, 2011
Author: Rich Robinson

January 20, 2011 is Tu Bishevat, which means “the 15th of the month Shevat” and falls—are you ready?—on the 15th of the month Shevat. To spice things up a bit, it is also the new year for trees, which has something to do with Leviticus 19:23-25 and figuring out when you can start eating fruit from trees, though the holiday is not actually mentioned there. “

Continue Reading Reading Time: 3 minutes

Is A Tu b'Shvat Meditation Ready for Prime Time?

Is A Tu b’Shvat Meditation Ready for Prime Time?
January 7, 2008
Author: Rich Robinson

Sometimes I think I want to invent a new reality show. Not that we don’t have enough already. But I think it would be cool to have something along the lines of, Who Wants to Dance with a Survivor? or Xtreme Life Swap Makeover. You know, something that’s a little edgier that what’s out there right now.

It’s kind of ironic that most of our reality shows don’t deal with reality. Nothing about Iraq, nothing about nuclear arms. Instead they’re mostly about dancing, singing, and looking better. I guess some people’s reality is different than mine.

[Continue Reading]

Continue Reading Reading Time: 2 minutes
Tu B’Shevat: the Jewish Holiday
January 1, 2005

January 25 is the minor holiday (not commanded in Scripture) of Tu Bi-Shevat, traditionally marking the beginning of springtime in Israel. It is also considered the New Year of Trees.” One custom associated with this holiday is tree planting. For more on Tu Bi-Shevat, see: The Jews for Jesus site mavensearch.com: An index of Jewish […]

Continue Reading Reading Time: 1
Little known Jewish holiday this month
January 1, 2004

February 7 is the minor holiday (not commanded in Scripture) of Tu Bi-Shevat, traditionally marking the beginning of springtime in Israel. It is also considered the New Year of Trees.” One custom associated with this holiday is tree planting. For more on Tu Bi-Shevat, see our Tu Bi-Shevat page. Visit the Jewish National Fund’s online […]

Continue Reading Reading Time: 1
Apple Trees and Jews for Jesus
March 1, 1981
Author: Ruth Rosen

From apple trees you get apples and from Jews you get Jews…even if they do believe in Jesus. A child’s first realization that someone does not understand him often causes much wonder and confusion. I remember that day so clearly; I was standing in the girl’s bathroom at Coldwater Canyon Avenue Elementary School. It was […]

Continue Reading Reading Time: 3 minutes