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Tu Bishvat – The Jewish “New Year of Trees – is coming up in a couple of weeks

“The first time Tu Bishvat – Rosh Ha’shanah La-Ilanot – New Year of trees – is mentioned in the Mishna (the book of the Oral Torah) is in connection with tithing of fruit. According to the sages at this point … Continue reading

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Hanukkah – The Jewish Holiday of Lights (coming up next week): Explaining the tradition of eating fried dishes during this holiday

On Hannukah and the tradition of eating fried dishes: Hannukah is a story of courage and bravery. The story of Hanukkah doesn’t appear in the Torah but rather, is separate books called “The Books of Maccabees”. The story that led … Continue reading

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