Friday, February 10, 2017
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar—celebrated this year on Shabbat, February 11, 2017—is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.
This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.
We mark the day of Tu B’Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.
Because this year Tu B'Shevat falls on Shabbat, and Shabbat is the day to eat the traditional babka, we're sharing a new recipe for a special fig and date filled babka for Tu B'Shevat Shabbat.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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