Tu B’Shvat – 5768

Rabbi Yitzchak Neria Former Rosh Kollel in Montreal   Tu B’Shvat’s date (the 15th of Shvat) is obvious. In this article, we will discuss the day’s essence and deeper meaning. Also, we will focus on Tu B’Shvat’s specific customs and obligations and determine the...

The Buds are Appearing in the Land – 5764

Tu Be-Shvat, as we know, is the “birthday of the trees”. But we may ask: what is the significance of Tu Be-Shvat for man? For many shlichim in diaspora communities, Tu Be-Shvat is a problematic festival. It seems – by its very definition – to be a festival...