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Planting and Posterity


Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year for trees, is this coming Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Why in the world does Judaism require a New Year for trees?

Here's a better question: The nations of the world, in protesting our right to the Land of Israel, claim that all the other religions are fine with living in a variety of countries, so why must the Jews have their own land?
Many Jews don't know the answer to this seemingly-probing question. Yet, the answer is surprisingly simple. It also explains why we have a special New Year for trees, when it's a special mitzva to plant trees all over the Land of Israel. Read all about it in my feature article Planting and Posterity in this week's stimulating issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.

Also featured this week:

Rav Shalom Arush - Stark Contrast

Rivka Levy - Funny Money

Dr. Zev Ballen - Sam and Esty

Breslev Israel Staff - The Writing of the Oral Law, a dummy's guide to Mishna and Gemara

Racheli Reckles - Learning to Love

Rabbi Nissan Dovid Kivak - Always Searching

Rabbi Berel Wein - Changing Light Bulbs

Rabbi Dovid Charlop - The Reflectors

Rabbi Eli Mansour - Blessings for Granola Bars

Have a wonderful week! Meanwhile, start thinking about this dream trip for you and your family:

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