Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Groundhog Day and the Jewish question

Groundhog Day falls halfway between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, apparently tracing its heritage to ancient midwinter festivals.

As I noted recently, Tu Bishvat is similarly intended to fall just prior to the middle of winter.

Which do I prefer? Outside my window, the hills are green and many of the trees bear leaves and flowers. Take that, Pennsylvania!


DovBear said...

You showed them. Zing.

Zman Biur said...

Yeah! Go Israel! Beat Penn!

And I mean that!

Jack said...

That's why I live in CA, the weather among many other reasons.

Batya said...

You can't even trust the almond blossoms; our tree, by the fron door blooms for Purim usually.

Zman Biur said...


Other reasons like the earthquakes and the wildfires?

Any groundhogs in CA?


Guess it's just too cold up in the Samaritan highlands. We've had blooming almonds since early January.