Join Chabad of Pierce County as we mark Tu B'Shvat ...

The NEW YEAR
for TREES with a

 Friday Night Community

Shabbat Dinner

Experience the joy and spirit of community  

Enjoy an exotic fruit themed Shabbat dinner   

Sing traditional Shabbat songs

 

 

Friday Evening (Erev Shabbat)

February 10, 6:00 PM

 

at the

Chabad Jewish Center

2146 N. Mildred St., Tacoma

 

 Cost: Adult: $18 Child: $12

($60 max per family)

 Please RSVP by February 6, email: rabbi@ChabadPierceCounty.com

 (Out of respect for the holiness of Shabbat, please pay prior to Shabbat)

Click here to pay online. Please indicate in notes its for the Shabbat dinner 

 


About Tu B'Shvat - Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees." This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

Legally, the "New Year for Trees" relates to the various tithes that are separated from produce grown in the Holy Land. These tithes differ from year to year in the seven-year Shemittah cycle; the point at which a budding fruit is considered to belong to the next year of the cycle is the 15th of Shevat.

We mark the day of Tu B'Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. On this day we remember that "Man is a tree of the field" (Deuteronomy 20:19) and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue.

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