Category Archives: January 2020

Harold Grinspoon

Writing a literate and enlightening article about Harold Grinspoon is a daunting challenge. Not only has he been the subject of many a biographical piece, but every cliché ever penned about a mega-successful person seems to apply to him. At first I was very excited about the honor extended to me to put pen to paper and describe why he ... Read More »

Tu B’Shevat Reading List

According to Jewish tradition, all trees share the same birthday on Tu B’Shevat. Although it’s a lesser known holiday, observance of Tu B’Shevat is growing due to the rising importance of Earth stewardship. Her are some suggestions of some great books to share with your family. Dear Tree Doba By Rivka Weber Recommended for ages 2 to 3 years Synopsis— ... Read More »

The History of Tu B’Shevat

In 2020, Tu B’Shevat falls on Sunset of Sunday, February 9 through Sunset of Monday, February 10. The letters of the word “Tu” are equivalent to the number 15, and Shevat is the name of a month in the Hebrew Calendar. So, Tu B’Shevat means the 15th day of Shevat. It usually falls in January or February in the secular ... Read More »

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