"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.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that it can be difficult to be Jewish at Christmas time. It has seeped into North American cultural consciousness so thoroughly that South Park even wrote a song about it, complete with trademark expletives.
The 49-day period that begins on the second night of Passover and ends on Shavuot.
"Weeks;" festival that commemorates the giving of the Torah to Moses atop Mt. Sinai.
"15th of Shevat;" New Year of the Trees; Jewish Arbor Day, which is a minor festival.
"Remember;" memorial service held on Yom Kippur and on the last day of Pesach, Shavout, and Sukkot.