The religious observances of Judaism rely on the lunar calendar and the monthly arrival of a new moon is an occasion for special prayers and celebration. Rosh Chodesh, Hebrew for “head of the month”, is the monthly holiday that celebrates the arrival of the new moon, marking the start of a new month on the Jewish calendar. With this new moon we usher in Shevat, the fifth month of the civil year and eleventh month on the Hebrew calendar.
According to Wikipedia, Tu Bishvat is also known as Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot, literally “New Year of the Trees”. In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. As the secular calendar turns from January to February and the Hebrew calendar turns from Tevet to Shevat, the Florida Region of FJMC wishes you a Happy Tu Bishvat.
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