Celebrating Trees With Snow on the Ground

So we got our #Blizzard2016, which makes us feel like winter truly is here. But tomorrow is Tu B'Shavat, a holiday designated for trees. To get a feel for the holiday, I like to take a tropical trip over to the Greenhouses at Planting Fields. I've posted pictures in the past of my visits there, and here's the latest crop from last week.

And for the Torah portion, here's a piece adapted from what  Rabbi Chaim Brown wrote for Kallah Magazine's site serveral years ago that I posted on this blog last year here: http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2015/01/another-new-year.html


Here in Israel, we are marking Tu Bishvat amidst rain, hail, and this morning's temperature of 35 F. Walking to the makolet at the top of a hill in Givat Zev in the fierce wind and horizontal rain was equally exhilarating and exhausting.
Ariella Brown said…
Ah, but still better to experience cold and snow there than here. The snow is still rather unusal. I don't recall ever having any in the 4 years I lived in the country.

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