Our ‘foreigner’ (=non Israeli) friends, we are happy to inform that we are celebrating in Israel this week the Nature Holiday, Known as Tu BiShevat – occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot” means New Year of the Trees.
For the purpose of biblical tithes, the 15th of Shevat became the date for calculating the beginning of the agricultural cycle…Nowadays it is celebrated in Israel as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.
Some of the most important non-religious Israeli institutions were established on 15 of Shevat, amongst the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1918); the Technion in Haifa (1925); and the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament (1949).
This year Tu BiShvat begins at sunset on February 10 and ends at nightfall on February 11.
On Israeli kibbutzim Sehvat 15th is celebrated as an agricultural holiday. So it is needless to say that for us, Jojoba Valley, organisation that is owned and
managed by agricultures, it is a special and important week.
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