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  • Students Plant Tree for Tu B’shvat, Observe Silence for La Earthquake Victims

    Fifteen Jewish students of the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation at the University of Maryland celebrated the holiday of Tu B’shvat by planting a holly tree in front of the university’s administration building. The students contributed and collected funds from other Jewish students at Maryland for purchases and planting 20 trees in Israel. The students also… More ▸

  • Parades, Pageants Mark Celebration of ‘tu Bishvat’ Throughout Israel

    Celebrations marking Tu Bishvat (Arbor Day) were held throughout Israel today, featuring ceremonial plantings of tens of thousands of trees in new groves, woods, gardens and schoolyards in all parts of the country. The highlight of this year’s events, which included parades, pageants and student plays, was the participation by children of members of the… More ▸

  • Tu B’shvat Celebrated by Thousands of Schoolchildren in Israel

    Thousands of Israeli schoolchildren, their spirits undamped by a steady drizzle, took part in country-wide ceremonies yesterday marking Tu B’Shvat.The youngsters spent the holiday from school in digging and tree planting under the guidance of teachers, gardeners or their own leaders. The holiday also was marked by registrations at Israel’s 29 agricultural schools and-in indoor… More ▸

  • Palestine Celebrates New Year of Trees

    Under bright, sunny skies Palestine observed yesterday the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month Shevat, known traditionally as the New Year of the trees. Thousands of children paraded through the streets of Jerusalem and other cities with gay banners and outdoor festivals were held. More ▸

  • Dedicate Trees to Marshall and Cantor

    “Chamishah Asar B’Shvat,” the “New Year of the trees in Palestine,” will be celebrated Sunday afternoon by the children of the Temple Society of Concord Religious School with the dedication of two trees in memory of Louis Marshall, Jewish leader, and Louis Cantor, chief sanitary engineer in Palestine, who recently died there. The two men… More ▸

  • “new Year of Trees”, Ancient Festival, to Be Celebrated in Palestine

    The “New Year of Trees,” the ancient festival celebrated in Palestine for many centuries, will be held on the 15th of Shevat, February 9, 1925, in and outside of Palestine. Opportunity is to be given the Jews in the Diaspora to enjoy fruits from Palestine as a result of the despatch to its representatives by… More ▸