Unlike many 16th-century Kabbalistic ceremonies, the Tu B'Shevat
The event's organizer, Shmuel Shalom Cohen, said that nearly 2,000 years ago, Jews debated whether the start of the new year should be noted as being on the first or on the 15th of the month of Shevat
on the Jewish calendar.
Jan 30 Tu B'Shevat
. A holiday in the Hebrew month of Shevat
marking the New Year for Trees, the time when the earliest blooming trees in Israel start to flower.
Concerning a minor incident, it was in the month of Shevat
(February), when the sun had melted some snow, which then melted into rivulets throughout the village.
In what has become something of a Jewish Earth Day, congregations plant trees and pursue agricultural projects on Tu B'Shevat
, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat
The government edict which came at the beginning of Shevat
, 1892, required all students to leave town within three days.
The Jews took on the Babylonian names for the months in these forms: Tishri, Heshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat
, Adar, Nisan, Ivyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul.
76; Margolis' description of his salary and obligations appear in his letters to his son from 2.4 Tevet, 5646, and 20 Shevat
, 5646 (1886), located at JTS, Collection No.