Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

The 15th day of the month of Shvat marks the beginning of the "new year" for trees.

Tu B'Shvat is the new year for the purpose of calculating the age of trees for tithing. The Torah states that fruit from trees which were grown in the land of Israel may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year's fruit is for G-d, and after that, the fruit can be eaten. Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B'Shvat, no matter when in the year it was planted.

It is customary to plant trees and partake of the fruits of the land of Israel to mark the occasion.

This year (5774 / 2013-2014) Tu B'Shvat falls on January 16, 2014.

View the Jewish calendar for this year: 5775


Divrei Torah On Tu B'Shvat
Note: Check back often for the latest classes from Torah.org

Additional Classes on Tu B'Shvat from Torah.org


For questions, comments, and topic requests, please write to Rabbi Yehudah Prero.


 


ARTICLES ON MIKETZ AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

What A Pity!
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

In the nick of time
Shlomo Katz - 5770

Analyzing The Imagery of A Familiar Chanukah Poem
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Whole and The Part - Part II
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5766

Majesty Resides Within!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

O Chanukah, O Chanukah . . .
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

ArtScroll

A New Perspective
Shlomo Katz - 5768

The Real Story
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

Chanaukah Lights
Shlomo Katz - 5765

> Repent! For the End is Dear
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

Light Up Right
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770

Every Little Bit Counts
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Pharaoh Delivers A Not So Subtle Reminder: I Made You Who You Are
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767

Good and Bad Company
Shlomo Katz - 5768

Interpreting Dreams
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5771

Living In Exile
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information