The Orlah directive is primarily unchanged from these early, ancient many years. Tu B’Shvat is designated as the date on the Hebrew calendar for identifying the proper age of trees bearing fruit or nuts.
For these who adhere to the teachings and traditions of the Orthodox Jewish faith the directives involving Tu B’Shvat are strictly observed. In truth these traditions are regarded as an important part of the Biblically based Halacha.
Fruit created during these 1st 3 many years following the planting of the trees are not kosher. Throughout the 4th year of planting any fruit that ripens prior to Tu B’Shvat is nonetheless to be regarded as Orlah and must not be eaten. Only the fruit that has ripened on the date of Tu B’Shvat, or following this date, is regarded as kosher.
The tithing of Maaser Ani and Maaser Sheni are ceremonially observed with coins in almost all cases. Though some folks do nonetheless offer some fruit, the age and ripening time for the fruits are insignificant for these tithes these days.
Facts to Note
The date of the annual Tu B’Shvat vacation normally will happen during the second full moon just prior to the observance of Passover. If it is a leap year then Tu B’Shvat will happen during the 3rd full moon cycle that requires location just prior to Passover.
In accordance with Jewish custom with regards to minor holidays the penitent prayer acknowledged as Tachanun will not be spoken during the synagogue services held on Tu B’Shvat. This pray of penitence is also left out of the synagogue services that are held the afternoon prior to the Tu B’Shvat vacation.
Establishing the Tu B’Shvat Seder
A lot of centuries ago the celebration of Tu B’Shvat incorporated fruits and nuts. It was during the 1600s that Rabbi Luria of Safed designated which fruits and trees had particular, symbolic which means to be honored during this festival of the trees.