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(Feb.03) Today we're celebrating. . . Tu B’Shvat (Jewish)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

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Tu B’Shvat (Jewish)
Very similiar to Arbor Day, Tu B’Shvat is a celebration of plants and trees. And it is traditional to eat different types of fruits, nuts, and grains during the holiday, specifically what are refered to as the “Seven Species”

  1. Wheat
  2. Barley
  3. Grapes
  4. Figs
  5. Pomegranates
  6. Olives
  7. Dates

Also eaten during Tu B’Shvat are fruits and nuts that have hard and inedible exteriors but with a soft edible inside; such as oranges, bananas, walnuts, and pistachios. Also fruits and nuts with a soft exterior and a hard pit inside; such as dates, apricots, olives, and persimmons. And fruit that are eaten whole; such as figs and berries.

photo credit /source: wikipedia – Tu B’shvat


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