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Jan 27, 2019, 10:00 PM
Coffee-crazed and loving it
I just started to meditate on coffee after hearing that it can prevent all kinds of ailments from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. J.S. Bach wrote a Coffee Cantata and I wonder why. Perhaps he instinctively knew the powers of...
Allen S. Maller
Jan 24, 2019, 2:51 AM
Two Female Prophets and Tu B’Shvat
Tu B’Shvat celebrates nature’s yearly cycle of planting for future harvesting. The harvested crop does not really die; it gives its life to the living beings who were designed by nature and God to be nourished by plant food. Since...
Jan 22, 2019, 4:00 PM
MK Oren Hazan Plants Roots in Amichai Alongside Displaced Amona Families
MK Oren Hazan could have attended any number of plantings taking place in Israel on Tu B’Shevat. Thousands were taking place all over the country, many of them well publicized and covered extensively by media, which would seem to...
Jan 22, 2019, 12:40 PM
Why I cry over The Giving Tree
The books I read to my kids remind me all too well that I cannot freeze my children in the moment
Alexander I. Poltorak
Jan 21, 2019, 11:45 PM
Fractal Tu B’Shevat
When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by wielding an axe against them; for thou mayest eat of them, but thou shalt...
Jan 21, 2019, 8:44 PM
Tu Bishvat and MLK Day: What a great pear
While many Jews have never heard of Tu Bishvat, many of those who have heard of it know it only as a Jewish Arbor Day, or perhaps the Jewish Groundhog Day, when we’re promised another six weeks of winter...
Jan 21, 2019, 5:59 PM
Tu Bishvat Education and Expectation
It’s not often that I go to a Pre-school party and smile from ear to ear the WHOLE time : Usually after my child has performed (this one actually rocked the house for once!) and the "proud parent" part is...
Jan 21, 2019, 1:37 PM
Move the trees’ birthday
With climate change shifting the seasons, adjusting the date of Tu Bishevat is logical and a reminder of our responsibility to the environment
Arie E. Pelta
Jan 21, 2019, 1:18 PM
Tu B’Shvat Seder — The Holy Trees Of Israel
INTRODUCTION Tu B'Shvat is the New Year for the Trees ראש השנה לאילנות. As in all other points in the Jewish calendar, Tu B'Shvat offers a unique opportunity for insight into living in Israel and personal growth. Throughout the centuries,...
Jan 21, 2019, 9:51 AM
That Tu Bishvat teeth-defying dried carob
These short, cold, wet days, when most trees appear barren, are hardly festive, so we rejoice in the promise of what is yet to come