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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Interesting Tidbits about TuBishvat

"The original spirit of Tu Bishvat""is planting trees in the land of Israel and eating their fruits." The custom of planting trees on Tu Bishvat is 126 years old, started by Ze’ev Ya’abetz who was the rabbi of Zichron Ya’akiv colony on the Carmel Mountains. He had the idea of having his students plant trees on Tu Bishvat. This idea spread.
The Israeli Fruit Growers association suggests that eating fresh fruit on Tu Bishvat is more in the spirit of TuBishvat. The custom of eating dried fruits started in Europe, where people did not have access to fresh fruit.

The preceeding news is from the JewishPress on January 25, 2016 .

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