Tu B'Shvat - a holiday of Jewish faith

When you plant a tree, you also plant an idea. You expect fruits, but not just them.

Rabbi Pinchas Winston,

Girls planting trees on Tu B'Shvat
Girls planting trees on Tu B'Shvat
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Tu B’Shvat is the “holiday of the trees.” It also praises G-d and the Land of Israel, which is about a lot more than just good fruits and vegetables, as Moshe tried to tell his father-in-law, Yitro, before the latter headed back to Midian.

Ultimately, everything comes down to this idea about trust in G-d, which last week’s Torah reading shows us is the most powerful tool a person can master.

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