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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Guide to Tu bishvat

Importance in Jewish year cycle:

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Changes in liturgy:

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Traditional customs:

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1. Numbers may be rounded for convenience. (back to text)

2. Some Poilishe have started skipping tachnun recently, I hear. And in the improbable case that you use a different tune for Borchu on Rôsh chôdesh, you might use the same tune for Tu bishvat at shachres. (back to text)

3. As an aside to Tu be-av, it is mentioned that teachers and their pupils have a little drink at this occasion and also on Tu bishvat. Also, some mediæval sources mention the idea of eating fruits, certainly a good idea in Europe's brumal cold. (back to text)

9 Comments:

Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

I shall be a good boy, and not rant about Refomers, nationalists, and chasidists

But what about the Hippies? Hippies love Tu Bishvat! And we love Hippies... or at least, I do...

Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Brumal cold

Brumal?


Sounds latinate, ober voss iz doch die meinung?

Doesn't matter, actually. It has a ring to it, weather (sic) neologism or not. I want to use it, I dearly want to use it.

Monday, February 13, 2006 1:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Ezra said...

For 'hassidim and religious-zionists Tu biShvat is a beautiful occasion to celebrate eretz-yisrael.

My daughters enjoyed the seder and having a beautiful certificate about trees planted in their name in Hebron.

By the way, I cannot understand most of your blog because it is written in an obscure european dialect.

'akhla 'habibi !

Monday, February 13, 2006 3:10:00 PM  
Blogger Lipman said...

Q. e. d.

Monday, February 13, 2006 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Lipman said...

But seriously: I have nothing against celebrating EY, or even the Israeli state in many matters. Only I don't need to invent holidays, associate with European 19th-century-style nationalism or the like, and sell it as traditionally Jewish.

And about this obscure European dialect - huh? Please explain, I'm curio(u)s.

Monday, February 13, 2006 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger thanbo said...

the siddur Tfilat Yosef, which follows the psak of the Mishne Brure, says not to say tachanun on 15 Shvat.

Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:40:00 PM  
Blogger Lipman said...

the siddur Tfilat Yosef, which follows the psak of the Mishne Brure, says not to say tachanun on 15 Shvat.

Yes, that's the newer Eastern European minneg, maybe influenced by kabbalists.

Friday, February 17, 2006 6:38:00 AM  
Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

Um, Raf Hamburger's lu(w)aH says not to say taHnun on the morning of 15 Shevot, doesn't it?

Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:42:00 PM  
Blogger The Jewropean said...

The Tunisian communities (*) in France seem to have the minhag of eating fruits, ideally including shvat haminim.

The also seem not to hold a kabbala-style seder, because this is perceived to be an idea that only became popular in France due to Zionism and are not their original minhog.


(*) This just reminded me I should email you, which I did now.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:05:00 PM  

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