Lesson of the New Year for Trees (Tu B’Shevat)

Tu B’Shevat (15th Shevat / Feb. 10 in 20’20) is the day in the year when sap begins to flow in the trees in Israel. In Torah Law, this is the New Year for Trees (marked in our time by eating fruit). The Torah teaches that a person is likened to a tree in important ways. For example, the G’d-given potential in every person must be individually nurtured so it will fully develop and come to fruition.

For more information about Tu B’Shevat and its universal messages for all Gentiles, please see this talk by the Rebbe: https://asknoah.org/essay/tu-bshevat-rosh-hashana-new-year-for-trees

“The righteous will flourish like a date palm…” (Psalms 92:13)