A man is like a tree, and the most important thing is - water! Also find out why do we need to judge the trees at all?
“The righteous man shall flower like a date palm and grow tall like a cedar of Lebanon.” Why does King David use a double imagery of date palm and cedar? The answer...
Happy New Year!
Celebrate New Years now? Yes! We have an amazing opportunity to renew our spiritual lives during this period.
Parshat Shirah and Tu B’Shvat
What's the connection among Parashat Beshalach, Parshat Shirah, Tu B'Shvat, and Shovavim? RENEWAL! We are in a time of renewal for trees and for every Jew.
Tu B’Shvat: Obsolete?
Can the modern man, armed with the latest generation of smartphone, connected to the internet and to hi-tech, relate to an arbor birthday or learn something from a humble tree?
Tu B’Shvat: The Planted People
Why did the Men of the Great Assembly who codified our liturgy use the term "plant us within our borders" rather than "settle us" or "place us"?
Tu B’Shvat: The Arbor Legacy
Throughout the history of our holy Land of Israel, tree-planting has been the hallmark of settlement as well as the symbol of absolute tranquility, security and peace…
The Arbor Intifada
Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for trees, is the greatest symbol of the Jewish People's return to our homeland; for that reason, the trees in Israel are now prime terror targets...
Tu B’Shvat: Land of Tree Milk and Honey
“A land flowing with milk and honey” - is the Torah referring to milk that comes from the land, and not from animals?
Tu B’Shvat: Trees, Israel, and Geula
Why is there a special New Year for trees? On Tu B'Shvat, the almond trees in the mountains of Israel begin to blossom, carrying a special message for the Jewish People...
Tu B’Shvat: Planting and Posterity
The nations of the world protest our right to the Land of Israel. But what does give us the right to every bit of our holy land? Tu B'Shvat is the answer...
Tu B’Shvat and Shehechyanu
One should make a concerted effort to make the Shecheyanu blessing on new fruits, perhaps the custom came from Tu B’shvat – the New Year for the trees...
Here to Stay
Suppose you had no troubles in life, no enemies on the borders, and all the health and livelihood you need. How would you describe such a dreamy life?
Save the Trees
Few nations are so environmentally aware as the Jewish People; Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for trees, is a day when we focus on beautifying the earth we live on...
Tu B’Shvat: Bad Tree, Bad Apple
Parental influence plays a big role in a child's life, and often determines whether the daughter will grow up to be a Miriam Bilega or a Yehudit Maccabee...
Tu B’Shvat: The Family Tree
Any change at the base of the trunk has a profound effect on the branches, then subsequently on the twigs, and ultimately on the leaves and fruit...
Tu B’Shvat: Restoration and Reforestation
Why does Judaism need a New Year for trees? Are we a bunch of green-peaceniks or something? Are we the watchdogs of civil liberties for trees?
Tu B’Shvat: Planting Your Tree
Trees teach us that there is an ideal season for everything, including aliya. Miss the ideal time, and you’ll have to put in a lot more effort and prayer to make it work...