Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tu B'Shevat: the date palm in Israel, plus the seven fruits

IN HONOR OF TU B'SHEVAT, COMING THIS WEEKEND: The Disappearance and Return of the Date Palm (Jo Ann Gardner, The Forward). An interesting historical review. But it is short of specific literary references. Naturally, Methuselah receives a mention.

And there's also this, from the same author in The Forward: Why We Eat the 7 Fruits on Tu B’Shvat. The short answer is Deuteronomy 8:7-8.

UPDATE: Missing title now included. Sorry about that!