Tu B’Shevat

Knesset hosts first Tu b’Shevat seder

JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 200 people attended the first Tu b’Shevat seder at Israel’s Knesset.

Government ministers, Knesset members, and staff and students were among the participants in the seder on Wednesday evening hosted by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein. Lawmaker Ruth Calderon and Rabbi David Stav, founder and president...
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At Tu B’Shevat, digging for spiritual growth

By EDMON J. RODMAN

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — While my neighbors were putting their Christmas trees to the curb, in what seems like a ritual of replacement, I was preparing to plant for Tu B’Shevat.

My friend Freda recently presented me a cutting from an Angel’s trumpet — a small...
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