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  The Jewish Month of Shevat According to Sefer Yetzirah
The fifteenth day of Shevat is the "New Year of Trees" according to the school of Hillel; according to the school of Shamai, the "New Year of Trees" is the first of Shevat.
Da'at is the power of "connection." The month of Shevat is the month of connection to the true tzadik of the generation, the Tree of Life of the generation.
The eating of the fruits of Shevat corresponds to the partaking of and integration of the sweet fruits of Torah wisdom.
www.inner.org /times/shevat/shevat.htm   (991 words)

  
 Guardian Angels - Culture - Aerial City Shevat
Shevat was built atop Babel Tower early in the 9000 millennium, using technology salvaged from Zeboim and the Eldridge.
Shevat is ruled by Queen Zephyr and her advisors.
I read somewhere that Shevat was originally ruled by a sort of council or parliament, but I have no details on the structure of the government before Zephyr's reign.
guardian.leamonde.net /history/shevat.shtml   (546 words)

  
 Tu B'Shevat
By the 11th century, we can read from the writings of Rebbenu Gershom (he is probably most well known as the one who issued the decree that a Jew may not marry two wives) that one may not fast on that day, just as we may not fast on Rosh Hashanah.
We see that the 15th of Shevat is an important growth period for trees.
Also, since one may not calculate the "tenth" for a given year using produce from a different year, it is important to know the calendar definitions of ripening which apply to the various species.
chc.org.za /tubishvat.htm   (1673 words)

  
 The Fifteenth of Shevat - Tu B'Shevat - Jewish New Year for Trees & Plants
Although we are all familiar with the Rosh HaShanah, the "Head of the Year," which occurs in the Fall, there are actually four Rosh HaShanah's which define, to an extent, the Hebrew calendar.
Our Sages have designated the 15th of Shevat as the boundary, for trees, between one year and another, since most of the rains of the previous year, in the Land of Israel, have already fallen.
The reason for the festive mood of the Rosh Hashanah of trees is that the 15th of Shevat recalls the praise of the
www.ou.org /chagim/roshchodesh/shevat/tubshevat.htm   (870 words)

  
 Kavanah (Intention) - Shevat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Shevat we pray that our souls may be enlivened as we focus our awareness and our gratitude on this emergence, on the increasing light of the season, and on Torah, The Tree of Life.
Tu BiShevat (literally "the 15th of Shevat") is referred to in the Talmud as "the New Year for the Trees." During the Temple days, Tu BiShevat was something like an ancient tax, or tithe day with revenues set aside for maintaining the Temple, and for the poor.
Any fruit that ripened before the 15th of Shevat was tithed as the last year's crop, anything that ripened after the 15th counted as the next year's crop.
www.bj.org /kavannah/kavanah_shevat.html   (419 words)

  
 Tu B’Shevat
The first of Shevat (January/February) is the New Year for the fruit trees according to the House of Shammai, while the house of Hillel says that it falls on the 15th of Shevat.
The 15th of Shevat marks the beginning of the fruit crop in Israel.
The House of Shammai favored Shevat 1st, because Shammai was the spokesperson for the conservative, upperclass Jews, who, being able to afford to take good care of their land and their trees, could probably have trees ready to welcome spring early.
www.shirtikvah.org /tubshevat.html   (463 words)

  
 The Jewish Outreach Institute
The fifteenth of the Jewish month Shevat was the cutoff date for determining when the fruit of the tree was to be tithed.
Thus, Tu (for tet-vav, from the alpha-numerical expression of the number 15; the holiday is on the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat) B'Shevat became the festival of the trees, or literally the "new year" of the trees.
The date was chosen because the light of the fifteenth is bathed in the light of the full moon rather than the new moon at the beginning of the month.
www.joi.org /celebrate/tubshevat/index.shtml   (612 words)

  
 Guardian Angels - Characters - Shevat Sages and their families
He was an advisor and sage to Shevat before Queen Zephyr's time, and he stood behind her in her bid for the throne five hundred years ago.
Melchoir has no known family and only minimal contact with Shevat; he prefers to conduct his research in remote areas, and in the game he can be found deep in the forests of the Elru continent.
In the more recent past he was graced with a son and later a granddaughter, but after his son was kidnapped by Solaris, Balthasar left Maria in Shevat's care and holed himself up in the sand caverns of Aveh, where he researches the origins of human civilization.
guardian.leamonde.net /chars/shevat.shtml   (482 words)

  
 Shevat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shevat, Shebat or Shvat (שְׁבָט, Standard Hebrew Šəvat, Tiberian Hebrew Šəḇāṭ: from Akkadian Šabātu) is the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year and the eleventh month of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar.
In the story of Xenogears, Shevat is the name of a country, named after the Hebrew month.
This page was last modified 00:33, 17 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shevat   (85 words)

  
 Kavanah (Intention) - Shevat
Shevat is the month in which spring comes to Israel.
At the end of the darkest time of the year, Shevat brings an end to rain in Eretz Yisrael and witnesses the beginning of the blossoming of the shkedim, or almond trees.
As we see new leaves and blossoms on the trees, we are reminded of the change of seasons and the renewal and rebirth of Spring.
www.bj.org /kavannah/kavanah_shevat_5763.html   (455 words)

  
 The Tree of Life
The first day of Shevat (Rosh Chodesh Shevat) represents the potential tzadik (the Rosh Chodesh of every month is the power of the month in potentia) clinging to his source in the Divine "eye" of the Torah.
The 15th day of Shevat (Tu b'Shevat), the "full moon" of Shevat, represents the full actualization of the tzadik having totally integrated into his own individual consciousness the "eye" of the Torah.
Thus, the etz--tree of life--of Shevat (Rosh Chodesh Shevat and Tu b'Shevat) serves as the intermediate to connect the wellspring of insight of Chanukah to the outburst of love of Purim.
www.inner.org /times/shevat/shevat58.htm   (1259 words)

  
 Jewish Community Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Before the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 C.E., 10 percent of all produce was set aside for the support of the priestly class and the poor.
Tu B'Shevat (which means "the 15th of the month of Shevat") marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for tithing.
While the temple is no longer standing, the principles that lie at the foundation of the practice of tithing are eternally relevant.
jewish.com /holidays/tubishvat.shtml   (348 words)

  
 BBC - Gloucestershire Faith - Jewish - Tu B'Shevat - Fifteenth of Shevat
+ The Fifteenth of Shevat or 'Tu B'Shevat' is the Rosh HaShanah for trees.
Tu B'Shevat marked the time, determined by the sages, when the trees no longer drew nourishment from the rains of the previous year and were being fed by the rains of the new year.
From this tradition a legend began that on the 15th of Shevat a heavenly court judges the trees and pronounces their fate.
www.bbc.co.uk /gloucestershire/faith/2004/01/tu_b_shevat.shtml   (502 words)

  
 Ohr Somayach - Tu Bshvat / Just a Jewish Arbor Day?
Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat, is the day by which most of the winter's rain has fallen.
The 1st of Tishrei is the New Year for judging Mankind; for the count of sabbatical and jubilee years; for counting the first three years (orlah) produce of newly planted trees; and for grain and vegetable tithes.
The 15th of Shevat, Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the trees, is the cut-off point for tithing fruits.
ohr.edu /yhiy/article.php/1447   (999 words)

  
 Living in Tune - Shevat
By the month of Shevat, the rains have saturated the earth of the Land of Israel and these life-giving waters are rushing upwards into the veins of the trees.
One of the keys to opening up ourselves to conscious living is to awaken feelings of gratitude for what we have in the here and now - and one of the Torah readings read during this month gives us a road map for how to arrive at a state of gratitude.
During Shevat we read Parshat Beshalach, which tells us about the triumphant Exodus from Egypt and the quick fall into fear and despair as the Children of Israel arrive at the shores of the Reed Sea.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /livingintuneshevat5762.htm   (3216 words)

  
 Ohr Somayach - Tu Bshvat / Tu B’Shevat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since in the mystical tradition each Hebrew letter also has a numerical value, the combination of these two letters equals fifteen.
"Shevat" is the name of the month that, in the Jewish calendar, occurs towards the end of the winter.
The day is significant because by this time most of the winter rains have fallen in the Land of Israel, promising a summer of luscious, delicious fruits for which Israel is praised.
ohr.edu /yhiy/article.php/1460   (664 words)

  
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About the only thing we observe is Tu B' Shevat....the 15th of Shevat, but there is so much more that we should be aware of.
We are told that Shevat is always 30 days long....because of this happening.
That is the essence of Shevat --- the time of the end, of our journey to a distant land (earth instead of heaven)....still a little while before we say our good-byes..a time for preparing to cross the Jordan...a time for mourning.
www.fivedoves.com /letters/jan2005/meriamb114.htm   (817 words)

  
 More on Tu B'Shevat | Chabad.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tu Bi-Shevat, the fifteenth day of Shevat, is one of the four days which are characterized as Rosh Hashanah – the beginning of the year, for each one of these days begins the year in respect to a specific subject.
The first of Tishrei is considered to be Rosh Hashanah for the judgment of mankind, for the calculation of the sabbatical and jubilee years, and for the calculation of orlah (the first three years of a fruit tree when its produce may not be eaten), and for the tithes separated from grains and vegetables.
Tu bi-Shevat, the fifteenth of Shevat, is considered to be Rosh Hashanah for trees, regarding the requirement of tithing their produce.
www.chabad.org /library/article.asp?AID=108992   (724 words)

  
 The Month of Shevat - OU.ORG
Therefore, the Rosh Chodesh of Shevat, its "head," or "beginning," or, more accurately its "lead-in" is only one day, the first of Shevat.
Therefore, the Rosh Chodesh of Adar, or its lead-in, consists of two days or, let me risk another metaphor, a "head" and a "tail." The first of these, the "tail" is the thirtieth of Shevat, completing that month; the second, the "head," is the first of Adar.
Because the period of transmission of the Book of Devarim was this thirty-seven day interval, all the days from the first of Shevat until the seventh of Adar are especially well suited for renewed inspiration in the study of Torah and the doing of Mitzvot.
www.ou.org /chagim/roshchodesh/shevat   (762 words)

  
 SHEVAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shevat 10/February 3 - Shabbos Parshas Bo; Yud Shevat marks the day the previous Rebbe,obm, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, the 6th leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, passed away.
Shevat 15/February 8 - Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for Trees, when tree growth begins in Eretz Yisroel.
Shevat 22/February 15 - Chof Bais Shevat marks the day of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka's yahrtzeit.
www.expage.com /JKFMcalendar   (184 words)

  
 Living in Tune Shevat
Shevat: Making a "Big Deal" Out of the Little Things
day of the month of Shevat we celebrate the holiday of Tu B'Shevat - the new year of the trees.
A well-known custom to mark the occasion is to eat fruits grown in the Land of Israel.
www.decoupageforthesoul.com /livingintuneshevat5763.htm   (2587 words)

  
 Shevat 5761 (Jan - Feb 2001)
The zodiacal sign of Shevat is Aquarius and it is linked with the tribe of Reuben.
It consists of 30 days, with the 1st of the month never falling on Sunday or Friday.
After suffering heavily by forced conscription, torture and extortion by the Turkish ruled government, local Jews celebrated their freedom by declaring it a holiday (Yom Ness).
philologos.org /bpr/files/Calendar/5761/05.shevat.htm   (194 words)

  
 Tu BiShevat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ELEAZAR AND R. The Mishna tells us that the school of Shammai said that the new year for trees is on the first day of the month of Shevat, while the school of Hillel said that it is on the 15th day of Shevat.
In Jewish law, this means that fruit which has blossomed prior to the 15th of Shevat could not be used as tithe for fruit which blossomed after that date.Until this critical date, it yet belongs to the previous (second) year.
The mazzaroth, constellation, for Shevat is Deli, “The water bucket”.
www.tckillian.com /greg/tubshevt.html   (8110 words)

  
 Jewish National Fund: Tu B'Shevat - The Jewish New Year for Trees
God then put Adam in the garden to "till it and tend it" (2:15), making humans stewards of the earth.
According to the Mishna, where it is first mentioned, Tu B'Shevat - the 15th day of the month of Shevat - is the date used by farmers to calculate the year's crop yield and determine the tithe that the Bible requires.
It also marks the beginning and end of the first three and four years of a tree's growth, during which it is forbidden to eat its fruit.
www.jnf.org /site/PageServer?pagename=CR_tu_bshevat_2004   (745 words)

  
 Tu B'Shevat
Shevat, is a holiday also known as the New Year for Trees.
The word "Tu" is not really a word; it is the number 15 in Hebrew, as if you were to call the Fourth of July "Iv July" (IV being 4 in Roman numerals).
Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B’'Shevat, so if you planted a tree on Shevat 14, it begins it second year the next day, but if you plant a tree two days later, on Shevat 16, it does not reach its second year until the next Tu B’Shevat.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/Judaism/holiday8.html   (289 words)

  
 Amir Shevat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amir Shevat is a senior software developer with eight years of experience in computing.
JUnit is practically ubiquitous among Java developers as a way to test code, but it's somewhat limited by the fact that it's only meant to run in one JVM on one box, hampering its usefulness when developing distributed applications.
However, as Amir Shevat writes, the two are not mutually exclusive--you can write to JMS topics and queues with streams.
www.onjava.com /pub/au/2017   (389 words)

  
 Celebrate Tu B'Shevat by cleaning up your campus!
As we enter the month of Shevat, the image of brightly-colored blossoms and fields of green fills my mind.
I know it sounds cliché, but the tree-planting holiday is here, and even though the bitter Chicago cold bites at my nose, in Israel, spring is right around the corner and nature is beginning to come alive again.
Tu B'Shevat is the beginning of a new cycle for the "tithe" on fruit trees.
www.koach.org /kocjan03dotan.htm   (740 words)

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