This Shabbat is not only Parshat Beshalach but is also Tu BShvat, the “New Year” for the trees. Over the past 2000 years, this day has undergone a remarkable transformation in how it is commemorated. In this podcast, Rabbi Meir Schweiger examines the deeper meaning of Tu B’Shvat and its implications for today.
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Meir teaches Chumash, Parshat HaShavua, Mishna, Talmud, Halakha, Siddur and Interpersonal Relations at Pardes. Meir came on aliya in 1972 from “the Bronx”, NY, immediately after graduating from City College in New York with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. He did his advanced Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and Yeshivat Har Etzion, receiving ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg of Jerusalem. He received his M.Ed in Teaching Bible from the Herzog College in Gush Etzion.Click here to read more.