Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:
Coming up very coon is Tu B’Shevat, the new year for trees or the Jewish (Israeli) Arbor Day. While it may not feel like spring here in Ohio, an essential mystical approach is that on the 15th of Shevat, the sap begins to flow within the trees and plants of Israel—invisible to the human eye, but marking the beginning of spring nonetheless. This day offers us a chance to remember and honor our connection to the earth and to our role as caretakers of the environment bestowed upon us.
Just as trees begin to bud in the middle of winter, the Tu B’Shevat Seder describes a re-awakening of the mystical Tree of Life honoring the four worlds: Emanation, Creation, Formation, and Action. Ohev Tzedek will hold our Tu B’Shevat Seder immediately after Shabbat service on Sat., Jan. 27 (11 Shevat). This year’s celebration includes a musical performance, stories, and a delicious luncheon. We’d love for everyone to attend.
Have an amazing week! Shalom.