Thursday, February 01, 2018

Tu B'Shevat 2018, belatedly

TU B'SHEVAT, THE NEW YEAR FOR TREES was on 30-31 January and I forgot to note it. Sorry about that.

This year the holiday was on the same day as a blue blood supermoon eclipse, which caused excitement in some circles. I confess myself to be a bit confused though. Tu B'Shevat ended at nightfall on the 31st and the eclipse took place that night, so it does not look to me as though they actually coincided. In recent years there have been four "blood moons" corresponding with four successive major Jewish holidays, on which more here and links.

Some past posts pertaining to Tu B'Shevat are collected here and links.

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