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Tu B'Shvat

Rav Dovid's "Introduction to Tu B'Shvat" and his Tu B'Shvat Seder.
14 Shevat 5767 listen Omitting Tachanun on Tu B'Shvat (8:07)
In general, we omit tachanun on holidays and at mincha on the day prior to the holiday, though there are exceptions.
Sources: OC 131:6; MB 131:30-34
15 Shevat 5766 listen Tu B'Shvat Seder (47:29)
Join Rav Dovid and his family for their Tu B'Shvat Seder, presented live in The Virtual Yeshiva.

Tu B'Shvat Seder Plate

Seder Plate
Fruits pictured, starting from top left and going in rows across to the right...
cantaloupe, prunes, avocado, kiwi, figs
dried cherries (behind the orange), cashews, blackberries, dates, orange, lime
orange, maple syrup, pomello, blueberries, raisins, lemon
figs, apple, pecans, mixed nuts, almonds (below), pear, peanuts
The twigs running from the apple on the bottom up to the lime are hadas (myrtle) branches.

10 Shevat 5766 listen Introduction to Tu B'Shvat (9:04)
What is Tu B'Shvat?
Sources: Rosh HaShanah 2a; Rosh HaShanah 14b; YD 331:57,112

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Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
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Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro
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