Monday, January 28, 2013

New Year

Since our Christian faith finds it's beginnings in Judaism, I am always curious about it's customs. 

I was surprised to find that last Friday (1/25/13) was Tu B'shevat, the New Year for the Trees. It has to do with Tithing of trees which produce fruit and nuts and counting their recent years it has become a celebration of ecological awareness and trees are planted.

Who knew the ancient Israelites were in the forefront of conservation...

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