Methuselah date palm, grown from a 2,000-year-old seed found at Masada, is now in kibbutz Ketura.
Food’s a huge part of why L.A. is “America’s Coolest Jewish City,” according to Jewish Journal.
The almond tree is blooming
And the golden sun is shining.
Birds atop each roof
Bless the arrival of the festival.
Tu B’Shvat has arrived
The festival of trees.
Whiskey doesn’t seem like an agricultural product. But as we celebrate (or pray for) the rebirth of nature on Tu B’Shvat it’s good to bear in mind that what the Irish call “the brown” comes from fields of waving grain.