Fruit and Trees in Judaism

fruit trees, tu b'shvat

Tomorrow night, we’ll celebrate Tu B’Shevat. Literally translated as the 15th of Shevat, it’s the Jewish calendar’s New Year for Trees. It may sound surprising that something as mundane and ubiquitous as trees should deserve their own holiday among dates as lofty as the Day of Atonement and the Festival of the Pentecost… but nevertheless, […]

Cybertech in Tel Aviv

cybertech tel aviv

It’s no secret that Israel is among the most technologically advanced countries in the world. It’s home to massive research and development complexes for some of the biggest names in technology, including Intel, IBM, and Microsoft. The hub of Israel’s tech efforts? Tel Aviv, of course. That makes the coastal city the perfect venue for […]