Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Happy Two Bishvat!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Actually, if we held like Beit Shammai, Tu Bishvat would have been marked yesterday, on the first of Shvat. We accept Beit Hillel's view and mark it on the fifteenth.

Odd that we make such a big deal over the start of the tax accounting year for tree-borne fruits. Why don't we do the same for the first of Elul - the new year for animal tithes? We could eat beef jerky!


Tzemach Atlas said...

As long as it is not Rubashkin shechita

Jack said...

I love beef Jerky. Yummy.

Zman Biur said...

And, unlike Tu Bishvat's delicacies, it's compatible with a low-carb diet!

Anyone want to start a new holiday? One B'Elul?