Because of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Bridge blog is suspending activity through January 21. We’ll be back on Tuesday, January 22, with more updates from the Holy Land.
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Yael Eckstein tells us about the celebration of Tu B’Shvat, the “new year of the trees”, and how we can apply lessons from this holiday to our own lives.
The founder of a Lone Soldiers organization and a longtime veteran of the IDF passed away recently after a long bout with ALS.
Writing at Tablet Magazine, Jenna Weissman Joselit shares with us how this year’s celebration of the Jewish New Year of the Trees, or Tu B’Shvat, incorporates old and new traditions.
Next week, Jews will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, a holiday that celebrates the annual cycle of life and the new year for trees! In Israel, it’s traditional to prepare the foods of the Bible, or the “Seven Species.” So today, we bring you a special Tu B’Shvat recipe that uses dates, which is one of the biblical foods and also a food grown in the Holy Land.