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The month of Shevat teaches us how to widen the circles of sanctity and draw down holiness into our everyday lives. Notable events include Moses’ translation of the Torah on the first of Shevat, and the New Year for Trees on the 15th of Shevat.
The sages explain that “God created to do” means that when God created the universe, He gave the souls of the Jewish People―His human messengers on earth―the responsibility of completing creation through their deeds. By rectifying creation in this way, the Jewish soul consummates God’s initial creation. Thus, the closing statement of creation, “That God created to do” is infused with great significance; the ultimate purpose of creation. This is especially relevant to the function of the Jewish woman, as we shall see.
Dedicated to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, whose yahrzeit is 22 Shevat
When Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, an impurity was brought into the world as a whole as well. On Tu B’Shevat, we have a unique opportunity to fix all of that.
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About 500 years ago, the Kabbalists revealed the deeper meaning of Tu B'Shvat. They taught that Tu B'Shvat is an opportune time for rectifying the transgression of Adam and Eve. Amazingly, just through the simple act of eating fruit during the Tu B'Shvat festive dinner, we are able to contribute to this cosmic repair ("tikkun").
According to Kabbalah, every month in the Hebrew calendar was created by means of one of the letters of the alef-bet. Here, we delve into the mysteries of the letter tzadik, which is the source of the month of Shevat.