Monday, January 25, 2010

Halocho#500 - What happens on Tu B'Shvat?

Our Sages have designated the 15th of Shvat - Tu B'Shvat- as the boundary between one year and another, since most of the rains of the previous year have already fallen.

Any new growth of fruit after this day, is the result of the blessing of the new year.

It is customary to pray for a beautiful Kosher Etrog on Tu B'Shvat

Source: The Book of our Heritage, Vol I, page 346-349

- Danny
Monday, 10 Shvat 5770

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