Tu B’Shvat teachings over the years (2007-present).
Category: Tu B’Shvat
The word for etrog (אתרוג) relates to the Hebrew root, רגג, which means, “to long and desire.” For this reason etrog corresponds to to the heart area, the center of conscious emotion and desire.
“If the Torah had not been given, we would still have learned modesty from the cat, industriousness from the ant…” and many important instructions-by-example from the plant kingdom. [TB Eruvin 100b] For example, fruit trees teach us that a “klipah precedes the fruit and serves to guard it” הקליפה קודמת להיות משמרת לפרי)).” [Ari, Likutei Torah, Bereshit and numerous other places]. The klipah’s tough (and often green) husk protects the immature fruit from predators, freezing weather, infestations and the like.
Tu B’Shvat, 5778 / 2018 Sarah Yehudit Schneider All the trees of the
By Sarah Yehudit Schneider The first of Shevat is the New Year for
Sarah Yehudit Schneider It is customary to eat fruits and drink wine in
It is customary to eat fruits and drink wine in celebration of TuB’Shvat,
People who are accustomed to follow the kabbalistic Seder of fruits and wine
This Tu Bi’Shvat teaching is dedicated to the complete and speedy recovery of
A Short Torah on Eating, 5769 / 2009 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Rafael Moshe Luria