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Tu Bishvat 5775

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Tu Bishvat: Emerging from Dormancy

There are four beginnings to the year. The first day of the month of Nisan is the beginning of the year for determining the reign of kings and the times of the pilgrimage festivals. The first day of Elul is the beginning of the year for tithing livestock. ... The first day of Tishrei is the beginning of the year for counting years, sabbatical years, and Jubilee years, as well as for planting and...

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The journey from Egypt to Mount Sinai symbolizes spiritual growth. Israel leaving Egypt can be compared to the new believer, a born-again infant. The baby has to learn to walk, to talk, and to eat solid foods. Israel's first forty-nine days in the wilderness were filled with growing experiences. Soon after leaving Egypt, their food supplies were exhausted. Facing starvation, the children of Israel cried...

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It's not like he's looking straight into my face. But I feel I'm standing up close, hearing him speak and watching him touch people in all kinds of ways. Since May 2008, I have been privileged to work on a translation of the Gospels and Acts from the Hebrew edition of Franz Delitzsch, and on a commentary on the same books by Yechiel Tzvi Lichtenstein....

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Month: Shevat (שבט)

A Tree of Life

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:3) The month of Shevat, the 11th month on the Jewish cycle of months, begins the turn from winter to spring in Israel. This is the time of year when the earliest blooms appear...

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Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri

Monday evening, January 19th, begins the 29th of Tevet which is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri. Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri (born in 1898 in Baghdad) was a Sephardic Orthodox rabbi and Jewish mystic. As a Torah prodigy Kaduri began his studies in Jewish mysticism while still in his teens. His... Read »

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