The Almond tree is blooming in Israel and this is the sign for the upcoming "Feast of The Trees" which will take place on January 28 (the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat Also known as "Too Bishvat" in Hebrew)
This ancient feast was not commanded by God but was celebrated as an agricultural feast marking the beginning of the the new fruits of the new year.
In Israel, we celebrate this feast by eating (of course..) fruits of the land of Israel but most importantly, WE PLANT TREES!!
Join us for a tree planting celebration and visit www.heartlandtrees.net to dedicate a tree or trees to friends on this special occasion.
Happy Tu Bish'Vat to everyone!