Happy Tu B’Shevat!

TuBShevatTree

Today is a minor Jewish holiday, the 15th day of the month of Shevat.  Here it’s the middle of winter, but in Israel it’s also the earliest day when fruit trees are likely to bloom, so this is the Israeli equivalent of Arbor Day.  You can read more about the holiday here:

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3264/jewish/Tu-BShevat.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_Bishvat

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