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Chabad @ the Beaches


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OnThursday, January 28th

 At 7:00pm

Jewish Soul Food

Treats to tempt your palate
And a talk to pique your

"Authentic Tu B’shvat Seder "

With Rabbi Sholom Hammer
Rabbi Shalom Hammer has had the unique experience of having served as a Rabbi in the United States, and Educator in Israeli institutions and a Chaplain for the Israeli Defense Forces. He was sent numerous times to deliver classes to the Jews in the former Soviet Union and he has also led groups of American students through the fallen Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. These experiences provide Rabbi Hammer with distinct and profound insight on pertinent issues confronting the Jewish world both in Israel and the Diaspora.

 Taste the seven fruits of the holy land

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521 A1A North
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

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About Tu B'Shvat

Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar — celebrated this year on Shabbat, January 30, 2010 — is the day that marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees." This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

Legally, the "New Year for Trees" relates to the various tithes that are separated from produce grown in the Holy Land. These tithes differ from year to year in the seven-year Shemittah cycle; the point at which a budding fruit is considered to belong to the next year of the cycle is the 15th of Shevat.

We mark the day of Tu B'Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. On this day we remember that "Man is a tree of the field" (Deuteronomy 20:19) and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue.

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