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Friday, January 25, 2013

Tu B'Shvat Vigilance

The almond tree is the first type of fruit tree in Israel to blossom.
First to rise while other trees are still dormant it is aptly called "Shaked" in Hebrew
(wakeful, diligent, alert). This Tu B'Shvat (Jewish New Year of the Trees), be alert to possible festive allergens. 
Customary Tu B'Shvat foods are fruits from the Seven Species (such as dates,grapes, figs, and pomegranates). Additionally, many have the custom to eat a new fruit that has not been tasted yet that season. When trying new foods be watchful like the Shaked for allergy symptoms!

Wishing you a Fruitful and Healthy Tu B'Shvat !

Tu B'Shvat Recipes

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