tu b’shvat: the roots

February 6, 2012 at 8:00 am 2 comments


Jewish Arbor Day starts Tuesday evening and into Wednesday. The holiday celebrates trees and the life sustaining fruits harvested from their branches. Branches and fruits are interesting but I am finding roots to be a wonderful metaphor – pulling nourishment from deep within the earth, from an invisible force. 

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Sweetest Valentine Tu B’Shvat: renewel

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  • 1. Peg  |  February 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I like that holiday very much… much, much more than the other February holiday. What do you do to celebrate Jewish Arbor Day?

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  • 2. joannetolkoff  |  February 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I’m not sure I can explain it very well. Here is an excerpt from a piece that a friend sent me the other day: “The most powerful and joyful way to celebrate Tu B’Shevat is with a mystical seder that involves eating more than 15 kinds of fruits, and drinking four cups of wine. Through the Seder by eating of the fruits associated with each spiritual world we open to the new flow of blessing that enters our lives on every level of our being on this most auspicious day. A Seder transmits kinestically the deepest secrets of creation and also rectifies the original ‘ error’ in our consciousness that created the duality and evil in ourselves and the world. Tu B’Shevat is a joyful return to the oneness and abundance of Garden of Eden consciousness.”

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