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Tu B’Shevat, or Jewish New Year of trees is a festival when Jews often eat fruits associated with the Holy Land. Israel is not only the land of milk and honey but also of wheat, barley, figs, dates, grapes, olives and pomegranates, also known as Shivat Haminim, seven species. The 2 grains and 5 fruit are mentioned numerous times in the Torah as being special products of the Land of Israel. These species contain a holiness, which is reflected in the unique blessing recited after eating them, where we thank God for the goodness of the land.

In the 16th century in the Land of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria of Safed and his disciples created a Tu BiShvat seder that celebrated the Tree of Life which some Jews still practice today.



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Sunday, January 16th at 4:00 pm

Tu BiShvat is the New year of trees. In Israel, ecological organizations have adopted this holiday to further ecological programs. In North America it has become the "Jewish Earth Day" with communities promoting actions and activities related to the environment and the natural world.
 With this in mind, SZBE member Zeeva Weisz and the Montreal Playback Theatre would like to invite the SZBE community to share stories of your "Encounters With Nature"  which the Playback actors will enact.

For more information on the Montreal Playback Theatre and their troupe CLICK HERE

Mon, 17 January 2022 15 Shevat 5782