Tu B’Shevat. Winter Celebration.

I knew that the 2013 Jewish calendar was unusual.  And that the holidays would be coming especially early. Then I read Rabbi Jason Miller’s piece, wrapping some specifics around this notion:  "The Jewish calendar situation this year is unique. In fact, it has not occurred since 1899 and will only occur once more. Ever. And that won't be until the year 2089." When the sap begins to rise So I shouldn’t have been surprised to know that Tu B’Shevat starts at sundown, Friday, January 25th.  In a nutshell (there’s a pun in there!), Tu B’Shevat marks when the sap begins to rise in trees in … [Read more...]