"Tu" (the Hebrew abbreviation of 15th) in the month of Shvat was set (Hillel's opinion generally overrules Shammai's) as the beginning of the tithable year for tree fruit: Calculating the tithe on fruit starts again for fruit that sets after that date.
Here is the quintessential Jewish question: How do we emulate God? We are told that we were created by God. We are told that we have a divine spark within us.
I will walk the requisite path--
The one that begins here,
In front of me.
I have stared at its armored edge
for a small taste of
It looks no different
From any other spot;
There is no demarcation,