Tu B'Shevat

Not Easy Being Green

01/08/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

I’ve seen this look before. It’s the way my husband responds to news that I’ve planned a trip involving the New Jersey Turnpike. But that’s not my plan this time. 

Elicia Brown

L'Dor V'Dor: Honoring Our Oldest Generations

02/09/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As Tu B’Shevat approaches each year, and we prepare to celebrate the New Year of the Trees, many of us rabbis love to return to one of our most favorite stories: Honi the Circle-Maker and the Carob Trees. The story, which is first found in the Mishnah, begins with Honi walking down the road. He happens upon a person planting a carob tree, a tree known for taking a very long time (at least 75 years) to produce fruit.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows.
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