Shevat: Bearing Fruit

We are currently in the month of Shevat (today is the 4th), and according to Jewish Astrology, this is the month during which we examine the spiritual aspect of eating. The main holiday in the month of Shevat is Tu B’Shevat (the 15th) when we celebrate the new year for trees. It is traditional on this holiday to eat a variety of fruits, particularly those associated with the land of Israel. Pomegranates, dates and figs are favorite fruits for this holiday. Shevat is associated with correct eating, and the letter characterized by Shevat is the Tzaddik. The word “tzaddik” in … Continue reading