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Tu BiShvat, the precursor to Earth Day, should make us alert to our air, water, animals, and foliage – and all that we’re doing to destroy them.
Dear Jonathan, This havdalah spice box, which I've been told is made of German silver, has been handed down in my family. A wedding gift from Morris and Rose Dzialynski to Morris' brother Phillip and Mary Dzialynski, who were married in Savannah, Georgia, it is inscribed "M.&R. D. to P.&M.
The way we celebrate Tu BiShvat has changed over the years – a case-in-point of how Jewish life and observance has been transformed in our day, due in no small part thanks to the successes of the State of Israel.
On Shabbat Shirah, we celebrate a very special moment in the Torah, a very musical moment in Jewish biblical history. It is the Sabbath of Singing, when we celebrate Moses and Miriam leading the Israelites across the Sea of Reeds (The Red Sea) and out of Egypt.