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Chodesh Shevat tov! !חדש שְבָט טוב

Today is the first day of the Hebrew month of Shevat (שְבָט). This is part 4 of an occasional series.


Biblical names

What happened in Shevat?

Other cultures

According to the Sefer Yetzirah, the following correspond to the month of Shevat:

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I thought that the fruit of a tree (planted in Israel) is considered arla (forbidden to eat) for three years after it was planted, not for three years after it starts bearing fruit. But maybe I'm wrong. Check this out. (I'm too lazy to check it myself, but might have to if my etrog trees ever bear any usable fruit.)

Maybe it's obvious, but you might tell people that the Jewish zodiac sign of "pail" is better known in the non-Jewish world as "Aquarius."
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