Coming a month and a half before the spring equinox and two months before Passover, Tu BiShvat provides a glimmer of springtime at a time when winter can often be at its cruelest.
For some children, finding out that the tooth fairy isn't real is the final straw.
8 Blogs for 8 Nights of Hanukkah Blog #1: Oil and the Secret of the Jew
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.