Tu B'shevat in Safed Sunday night January 20th 2019!
Tu B'shevat is celebrated on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Talmudic rabbis declared that Tu B'shevat was the "birthday of the trees" -- that's the day, they determined, that a tree's sap starts to run.....produce harvested before Tu B'shevat is subject to the tithing of the previous year while produce harvested after Tu B'shevat goes on the account of the following year's tithe.
In the 1500s the kabbalists of Tzfat recognized the spiritual significance of Tu B'shevat, as a day when Jews discuss the deeper meanings of G-D's blessings through the imager of trees, fruit and the earth's bounty.
The kabbalists. created a ritual meal, the Tu B'shevat Seder. In recent years the celebration of Tu B'Shevat has become a time for people to contemplate on the environment via the festive Tu B'shevat celebration.
Tu B'Shevat's kabbalistic rituals originated in Safed and it's in Safed that some of the most magical and meaningful Seders take place -- 500 years after the rabbis initiated the commemoration.
Come fo Tzfat for Tu B'shevat, Sunday night January 20th 2019!
Ascent's 36th Annual Tu B'Shvat "Seder": Sunday January 20th in the "Kabbalah Cave". Thirty (30) fruits, 4 cups of wine: Kabbalah Contemplations; holiness of the Land of Israel. A great time. Conducted in English by Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles.
Web site: yt@KabbalaOnline.org Fee: 50 NIS; for Tzfat residents, new olim. Ascent alumni and anyone who pays in advance: 40 NIS.\
Places and fruit quantities limited; register now.
Contact: Rabbi Yerachmiel Tillis Phone: 07 73 601 101
sms text or WhatsApp: 058-770-1659
Pre-Tu B'Shvat Activity Near Tzomet Golani
Get in the spirit of Tu B'Shvat with a special tree-related activity!
When: Friday Jan 18 from 10:00-12:00 Lavi Forest.
Cost: 25 NIS if coming by bus, 10 by private vehicle.
Join us for a private tour of the nursery, where saplings are grown, and a fun activity taking a sapling and putting in a flower pot to take home!
Transportation: will be provided, based upon sufficient registration, from Haifa, Kiryat Shmuel, and Tzomet Golani Directions for private cars here.
Open to all ages.
In the event of rain, this event will be cancelled.
Questions: Contact Samantha email@example.com
Registration required here: https://events.nbn.org.il/Event.aspx?id=1153457151