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#TieBlog #TuB’Shevat

16 Jan
Celebrating trees on Tu B'Shevat

Celebrating trees on Tu B’Shevat

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Yellow Wheat and Cypresses” helps #TieBlog celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of trees. The Mishnah records a dispute between Shammai and Hillel. Shammai says the first of Shevat is the birthday of trees, while Hillel says it’s the fifteenth. Hillel’s school carries the day, and we celebrate it on the fifteenth of Shevat, which is today.